The US automaker has recently refreshed the Kuga crossover and the European clients might be pleased to find out their dreams of fancier SUVs will be met by the upcoming Vignale version.
Presented as a prototype during the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Kuga Vignale Concept – as expected – will morph into production form in order to supplement the upscale lineup of Ford models that also has Vignale versions for the Mondeo, S-Max and Edge. Just like any other Vignale, the Kuga will feature an upgraded exterior and interior, as well as special treatment and services even after being sold to the customer. According to Ford, for even more bespoke feeling, all the Vignale models are hand-finished by “master craftspeople” at the Vignale Center situated in Valencia, Spain.
We can see the production Kuga Vignale adopt a pearlescent-metallic Vignale Milano Grigio paint that is complimented inside via a hexagonal-quilted Cashmere leather, which is exclusive to the model. The exterior design amenities include a reworked grille in line with the other Vignale models, as well as dark gloss-effect finishes for the skid plates, trunk trim, and on the door appliques. All Vignale versions use as standard the new, SYNC 3 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display and also get complimented by a premium sound system. Lots of safety and assistance features are present as well: Lane Keeping Alert, Blind Spot Information System, Driver Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, and Traffic Sign Recognition, etc.
Under the hood of the Kuga Vignale sit a pair of engines. We have the 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline that can deliver either 150 or 182 hp and the 2.0-liter TDCi turbodiesel packing either 150 or 182 hp. Clients can opt for six speed manual and automatic transmissions, as well as for an all-wheel drive system with up to 50:50 torque transfer. The Edge and Kuga Vignale will join the Mondeo and S-Max Vignale before the year comes to an end.