ABOUT:The Ford Kuga is a compact crossover SUV designed and produced by Ford. The car is based on the C1 platform that also form the underpinnings of the Ford Focus and Ford C-MAX. Both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered, each with a choice of 2.5-liter petrol or 2.0-liter diesel engine.
The Kuga went on sale in the first half of 2008, and is built at Ford's plant in Saarlouis, Germany. In the UK, emphasizing the car's premium market aspirations, only high-end Zetec and Titanium specifications are offered. The combined fuel consumption is 44.1 mpg-imp (6.41 L/100 km; 36.7 mpg-US) and the CO2 emissions are 169 g/km.
A July 20, 2007 report indicated Ford executives were considering the prospects of sales in North America. This idea was later scrapped after it was determined the car could not be sold both competitively priced and at a profit in the US due to the current dollar-euro exchange rate.
On July 24, 2008, WDIV-TV had announced that Ford is reconsidering bringing the Kuga to North America after all.
On October 22, 2009, news leaked that Ford will build the Kuga at its Louisville plant, possibly as the 2012 Ford Escape.
On June 23, 2010, Ford announced it will end production on the second generation Escape in 2011 in anticipation to the Kuga's North American launch as the next-generation Escape.
The Ford Kuga is now also available in Argentina since 2010, in Japan, South Africa and New Zealand since 2011, and in Australia since March 2012.
A facelift was released in late 2010.
That redesigned Kuga will form the basis for the 2013 Ford Escape sold in the U.S. Both vehicles will likely offer a hybrid option, as Ford announced in May 2010 that it would build unspecified hybrids at a plant in Valencia, Spain. If built, the Kuga Hybrid would be Ford's first hybrid to be sold in Europe, though it has sold over 100,000 Escape Hybrids and Mercury Mariner Hybrids in the U.S. since 2004.
SPECIFICATIONS:SUMMARY:Name : Kuga
Model : DuraTec
Car Body Type : Crossover
Segment : C+ Segment
Top Speed : 192
ENGINE:Displacement : 2522cc, DuraTec
Engine Type : Petrol
Maximum Power : 200 Bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque : 320 Nm @ 1600 rpm
DIMENSIONS:Length : 4443 mm
Width : 1840 mm
Height : 1710 mm
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY:Airbag : 4
Parking Sensors : Yes
Fog Lamp : Yes
Traction Control : No
EBD : Yes
ABS : Yes
ESP : Yes
Rear Seat Belts : 3
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE:AC : AC (with Climate Control)
Power Windows : Yes
Central Locking : Remote
Remote Boot : Yes
Remote Fuel Filler : Yes
Rear Wiper : Yes
Rear Defogger : Yes
Rear Armrest : With Cup Holder
Steering Adjustment (Rake/Reach) : Yes/No
Driver Seat Adjustment : Electric
Music System : MP3 CD Player
Leather Seats : Optional
Door Mirror : Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass : Yes
Rear AC Vent : No
Folding Rear Seats : Yes
Sun Roof : No
Buttons/Controls on Steering : Yes
Auto Viper : No
Auto Headlamp : No
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:Seating Capacity : 5
Tyre Size : 0
Suspension : No
Boot Space : 1355.00 ltrs.
Steering : Power
Brakes : Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Gears : 6 Manual
Kerb Weight : 1608.00 kgs.
Fuel Tank : 56.00
Body Color Bumpers : Yes
Tachometer : Yes
Alloys : Yes
ORVM Indicator : Yes
Xenon Headlamps : No
Trip Meter : 2
Headlamp Washer : No
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