The Ford Kuga has a high amount of Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) that makes up the rigid and lightweight passenger cell. There are defined crush zones that work with the UHSS to maintain the passenger cell during a crash. The pillars are very slim because of the UHSS. Dual phase DP steel is used in the rocker, tunnel, A- and B-pillars.
Extra strong materials enable window pillars to be very slim. This helps to maximise visibility and enables the option of the large panoramic roof to be fitted. Through the implementation of more dual phase steels – located in the rocker, tunnel, A- and B-pillars – the integrity of the passenger cell has been further improved without significantly adding weight.
The new Ford Kuga builds on a strong heritage and no-compromise approach to safety, refining the Ford Intelligent Protection System (IPS) further through the use of its high strength steel and impact protection advances. IPS is a cohesive system of passive safety features, which work together to maximise occupant protection. This is supported by advanced and comprehensive active safety equipment that positively assists the driver.