Ford has expanded its top-of-the-range Vignale model portfolio by offering the trim on Kuga and Edge SUVs.
The mid-size and large SUVs have been kitted out in Ford’s upmarket trim because of a growing demand for premium sports utility vehicles.
The Kuga gets a unique pearlescent exterior paint called Milano Grigio with dark gloss accessories. It also receives the signature Vignale hexagonal grille.
The interior is a big step up from the standard Kuga, with quilted Windsor leather upholstery with ‘tuxedo-style’ stitching, while the leather extends to the instrument panel.
Standard equipment includes hands-free parking, automatic collision avoidance and hands-free liftgate. Customers can also specify an all-wheel drive system.
As for the Edge Vignale, that gets a unique brown paint job called Ametista Scura. The exterior also gets chrome-finish fog lamps, 19-inch polished aluminium wheels and that hexagonal grille.
The interior is largely the same as in the Kuga. However, here it is also offered in ebony colours. As well as the instrument panel, leather also extends to the central armrest and storage consoles.
Refinement should be improved thanks to Ford’s active noise-cancelling technology, which uses speakers in the car to transmit opposing sound waves to cancel out unwanted road noise.
Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive system is standard on the Edge Vignale.
Vignale customers also receive added benefits such as a lifestyle service to help them arrange travel, events and activities. In addition, there’s a Vignale-specific smartphone app, which helps customers in a variety of ways such as finding their local dealer or alerting them to events nearby.
The Kuga and Edge Vignale are now available to order.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
October 27, 2016