Taking advantage of the launch of new year models, Kuga has added an EcoBoost 180 ST-Line Sport model to replace the original EcoBoost 180 flagship The ST-Line exclusive appearance package and cockpit accessories have been upgraded and strengthened, with a total value of more than 300,000 yuan, but the price has been reduced, giving this car a higher product CP value and attractiveness.
Suggested selling price: 1.079 million yuan (180 ST-Line Sport)
Average fuel consumption: 15.9km/L
Likeable points: higher cost performance, excellent power and driving feel
One regret: Rear seat space limited by passenger and cargo certification
In the domestic mid-size SUV market, the Ford Kuga, which has always maintained good and stable sales, has to cope with the launch of new competitors such as Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and MG HS, and to maintain product sustainability. With freshness and topicality, this time with the release of the 2024 new year Kuga car series, the sales system has been updated again and the equipment has been upgraded and adjusted. The most important change is the cancellation of the original Ecoboost 180 flagship X model. The newly added Ecoboost 180 ST-Line Sport model with ST-Line exclusive interior and exterior kits, which is the protagonist of this test drive, has a more sporty setting inside and outside, as well as a higher product cost-effectiveness. Attract the favor of more young consumers.
In terms of interior design, the 180 ST-Line Sport almost completely inherits the existing settings of the 250 AWD ST-Line Performance model. It also has the configuration of the ST-Line exclusive package. The most striking thing that strikes the eye are the two front seats. Suede sports seats, as well as almost ubiquitous red stitching around the cabin, are paired with sports carbon fiber pattern interior panels, a dark roof, and ST-Line exclusive sports metal accelerator/brake pedals and door sills and other accessories. , letting the entire cockpit exude a passionate performance atmosphere. In terms of equipment, the 180 ST-Line Sport is also fully equipped with standard equipment including a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel, three-spoke flat-bottomed leather multi-function steering wheel, shift paddles, HUD head-up display, and Qi mobile phone wireless charging. , 10-way electric adjustment of the driver's seat, dynamic driving mode switching, dual-zone constant temperature air conditioning, 8-inch full-color LCD touch screen, SYNC 3 entertainment communication integrated system, satellite navigation, B&O surround cabin audio + 10 speakers, Bluetooth communication, support Apple CarPlay/Android Auto mobile phone connection, 360-degree surround view image assistance, kick-sensitive electric tailgate and other equipment. In addition, a complete set of Co-Pilot 360 smart driving safety assistance technologies are also included in the standard list.
Kuga has always been favored by consumers in terms of power and control, especially its highly praised handling. In addition to the solid and tough C2 chassis platform and high-rigidity body, the contribution also includes It has the same suspension settings as those in Europe. In particular, the front suspension shock absorber and rear suspension use aluminum alloy lower control arms, coupled with a sturdy subframe structure and a braking system exclusively developed in cooperation with Continental of Germany ( (Including ABS and ESP), etc., providing drivers with precise steering, excellent road texture, flexible and stable control feel and a high degree of driving confidence, even without ST-Line Performance's exclusive sports chassis tuning and AWD four-wheel drive system, but as long as the dynamics are properly controlled on mountain roads, it can still drive very tricky. The overall handling performance can be said to be very balanced, easy to control and has a European driving style. Even with a little enthusiasm occasionally, it can be stable and competent. .
In terms of power performance, the Kuga 180 ST-Line Sport is still equipped with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline engine and is paired with an 8-speed manual transmission. The maximum horsepower and torque output of 180hp and 26.3kgm remain unchanged, with a 15.9 The average fuel consumption performance is km/L; in addition, the transmission also has driving modes such as sports/anti-skid/snow/sand. This 1.5-liter turbo engine has a brisk and sensitive acceleration response at low speeds. When driving in the city, you can feel the very relaxed and smooth power control characteristics. Especially after pressing the accelerator deeply and the speed climbs to 3000rpm, you can feel 26.3kgm The strong thrust brought by the torque peak, and under the continuous pressure of the accelerator, the acceleration force continuously emerges, easily taking the vehicle speed to more than 160km/h without exhaustion. The entire acceleration process is smooth, full and linear. Even though it is not as powerful as the EcoBoost 250 AWD ST-Line Performance, this 180hp power is very sufficient for daily use, and even the abundant and full re-acceleration is even more admirable, especially when paired with sport mode and manual shifting. Quite a bit of a performance flavor.
For consumers who want and like the sporty setting of ST-Line, but do not need the powerful power and four-wheel drive setting of the EcoBoost 250 AWD ST-Line Performance model, then the Kuga Ecoboost 180 ST-Line Sport model appears It is undoubtedly the best choice. Not only does it have ST-Line exclusive kit settings inside and outside the car, but it can also be owned at a lower price. Coupled with excellent power and European-style control characteristics, it is still the same car. A powerful presence in class cars.
This post was last modified on December 18, 2023 2:59 am
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