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Production version of Ford Kuga Vignale unveiled

As with the existing Mondeo Vignale, the Kuga Vignale builds on the standard model with a signature Vignale hexagonal grille and dark gloss details. It also comes in a unique Vignale pearlescent Milano Grigio exterior colour and features 19-inch alloys.

Inside, the Kuga Vignale interior brings hexagonal-quilted Windsor leather and bespoke stitching for the seats and door. Each Kuga Vignale model will be hand-finished by master craftspeople at the Vignale Centre at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Valencia, Spain

All Vignale models also bring a choice of powerful and fuel-efficient engines. Petrol choices for the Kuga Vignale cover the 148bhp 1.5-litre EcoBoost with six-speed manual transmission or a 179bhp version with six-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent All Wheel Drive.

Diesel models include the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDCi with six-speed manual transmission and choice of front-wheel drive or Intelligent All Wheel Drive; or six-speed Powershift automatic transmission and standard Intelligent All Wheel Drive. There’s also the 177bhp 2.0-litre TDCi with six-speed manual transmission or six-speed Powershift automatic transmission, both with standard Intelligent All Wheel Drive.

The Kuga Vignale joins the new Ford S-MAX Vignale sports activity vehicle and Ford Edge Vignale large SUV as one of three new Ford Vignale models presented this year, following the introduction of the Ford Mondeo Vignale in 2015. The Ford Mondeo and S-MAX Vignale are available to order now, with the Edge Vignale also arriving in late 2016.

Vignale models are also focused on offering a personalised purchase experience and are available to order at FordStores across Europe incorporating dedicated Vignale Lounges. Customers can also use Ford’s new dedicated Ford Vignale Internet destination and online configurator to explore pricing and options.

“Our Ford Kuga Vignale speaks directly to the growing trend for luxury SUVs and represents the very best of Ford with premium design, materials and craftsmanship,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “We see great potential to extend the top end of our Ford product range and offer a special experience that meets the growing expectations of our customers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.