2 October 2020

Kuga assistance tech beats rivals

The driver assistance technologies in Ford's new Kuga have won out against competitors in the EuroENCAP's first Assisted Driving grading, writes Trish Whelan.

Kuga finished ahead of vehicles including the Tesla Model 3, Volvo V60 and Volkswagen Passat in the overall ranking, following independent testing of technologies that automatically help the SUV maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead, stay centred in its lane, and adjust the speed to within legal limits.

Euro NCAP’s new Assisted Driving programme evaluates features that share control of the vehicle with a driver who retains full responsibility; helping to detect and respond to objects and events for effortless, confidence-inspiring journeys.