Ford Kuga officially launched Euro-style to the Australian media today. New to the local market, the Kuga has been sold in a foreign climate for more than three years now. Compactness Ford SUV arrived here very late in the life of the model, with a new generation model due here next year.
When the car goes on sale, it will bring with it a price tag of $ 39,000 for Ford Kuga Trend, or $ 45,000 for Ford Kuga Titanium. Both values ??are powered by a standard gasoline engine Euro 5-compliant emits 244g/km of CO2. Mounted turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder is the same, driving through a five-speed automatic transmission and a Haldex clutch to all four wheels. Power (147kW) and torque (320Nm) is balanced with 10.3L/100km fuel consumption in the combined cycle test ADR81/02.
When released in continental Europe, the Kuga print high score for pedestrian safety. Local crash safety authority, has given the five-star safety. Dual front airbags are equipped with side-impact airbags protect front seat and side-curtain airbags. Enhanced active safety with ABS, stability control, anti-roll mitigation, traction control, Brake Assist and emergency brake hazard warning system.
Monocoque body structure, Kuga rides on MacPherson struts up front and Control Blade multi-link rear IRS. The director is an arrangement electro / hydraulic assisted and braking handled by four-wheel discs.
The Ford Kuga has a length measuring 4443mm, width 1842mm compared (without glasses). The wheelbase is 2690mm and ground clearance of 188mm. Ford claims plow depth 450mm and approach / departure angles 21 and 24 degrees, respectively. Kuga fuel tanks would take 66 liters up to 360 liters of luggage.
Standard features for Kuga Trend include: computer button travel guides, voice control start, cruise control, front sport seats leather wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows / heated mirrors, lights stagnation, 17-inch alloy wheels, leveling headlights, refueling system capless fuel, dual exhaust, silver-finish roof rails, infrared-reflective glass front, three additional electrical outlets, speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, prestige paint and green glass.
Add to list Kuga Titanium trim is equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats, six-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, leather shifter gear, fixed-glass panoramic roof, rain-sensing wipers, lights auto-on/off, electro chromatic mirrors, climate dual-zone control, rear privacy glass, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and rear parking sensors.
Ford Australia president ruled out suggestions of Kuga removed in 2008 because it does not participate in the original business case right drive. He agreed late launch is important for local brands, however “I have not heard that (the reason for the delay) before this is certainly one in which we have seen in the market segmentation (and identified) where we can have the opportunity to bring the vehicle in, and that’s what we’re doing.