Tuc­son vs Kuga: its a buy­ers’ mar­ket

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

Fluid de­sign now does dirt roads too

The Tuc­son is back, well, back to be­ing called Tuc­son in­stead of the iX35, and Hyundai’s pop­u­lar sport ute now boasts an ad­vanced AWD sys­tem de­vel­oped by Hyundai in con­junc­tion with Magna Pow­er­train. The sys­tem has ac­tive cor­ner­ing con­trol and in­cor­po­rates both Hill­start As­sist and Down­hill Brake Con­trol to turn the lat­est SUV from Korea into a ca­pa­ble of­froader. Dave Fall drove it on the launch and com­pares it against the pop­u­lar Kuga in next week’s Wheels.

New Kuga even bet­ter kit­ted

The new Ford Kuga made its de­but at Mo­bile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The new Kuga now of­fers Ford’s Per­pen­dic­u­lar Park­ing tech­nol­ogy; ac­tive col­li­sion avoid­ance sys­tem; adap­tive lights and the hands- free Lift­gate. The launch date and pric­ing for SA is yet to be con­firmed. When it ar­rives, this pop­u­lar sport ute from Ford will be aimed squarely at other medium- sized utes like the Hyundai Tuc­son, Toy­ota Rav4 and even Audi Q3.

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