Expressive Ford Kuga comes of age

Despite being closely associated with the excesses of the boom period, when everybody and their dog had one, the SUV appears to have emerged unscathed, writes Paul Healy.

17th February, 2013
The Ford Kuga: a fun drive with plenty of space on the inside.

Despite being closely associated with the excesses of the boom period, when everybody and their dog had one, the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) appears to have ridden that particular wave and emerged on the other side relatively unscathed.

In fact, more than unscathed; it is a growth market. Many industry analysts predict that, by 2016, sales of SUVs will account for 10 per cent of all new car sales in Europe.

It is into this burgeoning...

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