Outsider view: The right direction?
The Ford design team have dusted themselves off and are stepping out in style. One look at the new Kuga will confirm this. But what is the situation under the bonnet? Workmanship and reliability are OK. They are also up to date on safety features. But the Kuga still shows up Ford's shortcomings. No powerful diesel, no more economical entry-level petrol engine and no automatic transmission for the diesel. The Kuga apparently has more in store. But Ford certainly need to expand the bandwidth of this model if they are hoping to keep up with market leader VW. At least the rejuvenated image is a step in the right direction.