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Ford Kuga hits right note for Cork Jazz

The organisers of this week’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will be using a mini-fleet of Ford Kugas as their transport of choice during the four day festival.

Fiona Collins, Secretary of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and Eddie Murphy, Ford Ireland, get into the swing of things for the Jazz Festival

Ford is providing the organising team with two Kuga models that will be used for ‘on the ground’ coordination and management of the iconic festival which is now in its 35th year.

Bernard Casey, Chairman of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival organising committee, said: “The Ford Kugas are an excellent addition to our team and will be a great help with the inevitable multitude of ‘ferrying and fetching’ tasks that are part and parcel of a huge operation like our Festival”.

Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland, said: “Given our strong Cork roots, we are only too happy to help Bernard and his team by providing some models of our new Kuga… for moving people or instruments, the Kuga will get the job done without any fuss and with high tech touches like the hands-free tailgate, loading and unloading can never be a problem”.

The Kuga models that will be used by the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival team feature Ford’s fuel efficient 2.0 litre TDCi 140PS diesel engine.  The cars also feature Ford SYNC, the advanced in-car connectivity and entertainment system that can stream music (jazz or any other type) inside the car from connected devices.

For full details on the line up for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, check out