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Round-Up: Kuga prices, Trafics for campervan converter, Waze adds snow warning

Ford confirms Kuga prices

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Ford has confirmed UK pricing for the brand’s all-new Kuga model ahead of its arrival early next year.

Prices start from £23,995 for the entry-level Zetec model, which features FordPass Connect embedded mode, wireless charging and advanced driver assistance and safety features as standard.

The Ford Kuga Titanium First Edition, meanwhile costs from £28,145, while the Titanium First Edition plug-in hybrid is available for £33,995;  the same as 2.0-litre EcoBlue 190hp engine.

“The all-new Ford Kuga is our first passenger vehicle to offer plug-in hybrid technology, alongside a full line-up of other options to give our customers a comprehensive engine choice,” said Lisa Brankin, passenger vehicle director, Ford of Britain. “Matched with a contemporary design, advanced technology, driver assistance and safety features, the all-new Kuga represents the best in one package.”

Sussex Campervans takes on Renault Trafics

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Sussex Campervans has taken on 30 Renault Trafic panel vans to keep up with customer demand.

According to the company its most popular Manhattan and Paradise conversions are based on the Trafic, with circa 70% of its 2019 conversions being  based on the model.

Daniel Lopez, Managing Director of Sussex Campervans, said: “I really do believe that the Renault Trafic has changed what a van is meant to be. Many clients start off by asking for other brands but are quickly won over by a comparative test drive. It’s very light to drive and in short wheelbase form it’s more compact than many estate cars, so it’s easy to live with. With the design of the dashboard layout you often forget you’re in a van and I actually find it as relaxing and enjoyable to drive as my own prestige car.”

Waze adds snow warnings

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Mapping service Waze has launched a feature allowing drivers to report whether or not roads have been treated in snowy conditions.

The company said its users globally will now be able to report, in real-time, when a road has not been ploughed or gritted, and will be kept informed when they are approaching a road that has already been identified by other drivers as unploughed.

It also means that drivers concerned about the condition of the roads ahead can select an alternate route or postpone their journey until the unploughed routes warnings have gone, the company added.