Ford Kuga – the first mid-size crossover is the European division of Ford. Earlier in the vast continent was represented Maverick, but the Kuga is not his successor. The overall style and some design decisions Ford Kuga 1 were borrowed from the concept car Iosis-X, shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2006. The very same Ford Kuga was first presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show.

Configuration and price Ford Kuga 2012.

Equipment Price Engine Transmission Drive
Trend 2.0 TD MT 2WD $26,000 2.0 Diesel (140 hp) Manual (6) front
Trend 2.0 TD MT $28,100 2.0 Diesel (140 hp) Manual (6) full
Trend 2.5T MT $28,800 2.5 petrol (200 hp) Manual (6) full
Trend 2.0 TD AT $29,100 2.0 Diesel (140 hp) Automatic (6) full
Trend 2.5T AT $29,700 2.5 petrol (200 hp) Automatic (5) full
Titanium 2.0 TD AT $30,700 2.0 Diesel (163 hp) Automatic (6) full
Titanium S 2.0 TD AT $31,100 2.0 Diesel (163 hp) Automatic (6) full
Titanium 2.5T AT $32,200 2.5 petrol (200 hp) Automatic (5) full
Titanium S 2.5T AT $32,400 2.5 petrol (200 hp) Automatic (5) full

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The car is designed with total Ford Focus 3 and Ford C-Max platform C1. In selling crossover entered in 2008 and was initially available with an engine displacement of 2.0 liters, and later buyers were able to choose between power units of 2.0 and 2.5 liters. Dimensions Crossover Ford Kuga 1 are as follows: length – 4443 mm, width – 1842, height – 1710, the amount of clearance (clearance) is equal to 188 millimeters. The luggage compartment, depending on the position of the rear seats, the availability of compact spare tire or puncture repair kit can vary from 360 to 1405 liters. The main leitmotif of exterior Coogee – kinetic design. The new corporate identity makes cars Ford unmistakable. In front of a huge crossover dominate the lower part of the false radiator grille and the considerable size of the head optics.
In contrast, it segments the top of the grille and fog lamps are medium-sized and “light” form. The rear lights are highly Coogee, narrowed the window of the fifth door on each side, a massive bumper. Exterior serve to give the car a solid, but the rapid appearance. Design solutions in the interior Ford Kuga is strongly reminiscent of C-Max. There’s no futuristic. Classic instrument dials, almost classical dash (podium navigation/multimedia system pushed a bit over the console gearshift) – all does not look extravagant, but not poor.
On the Ford Kuga equipped with two engine options: a 2.0-liter diesel and gasoline Duratorq 2.5-liter Duratec. The maximum capacity of the first power unit is 103 kW (140 hp) or 120 kW (163 hp) and maximum torque – 320 Nm and 340, respectively. Specifications gasoline engine 147 kW (200 hp) of maximum power and 320 Nm of torque. 2.5-liter units are equipped with 6-speed manual transmission or 5-band gun. On the diesel 2.0-liter cars, in addition to a 6-speed manual, optional automatic six-speed Powershift transmission with two clutches.
At the time of selling the car was available in three trim levels: Trend, Titanium and Titanium S. Ford Kuga in picking Trend has ABS, ESP, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, electric heating, and side mirrors, fog lights, 17-inch steel wheels with decorative wheel covers, front and side airbags, audio system, trip computer, front sports seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and others.
The cost of a basic front-wheel drive crossover in picking Trend diesel 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission nachinaals from $26,000, and the price of four-wheel drive Ford Kuga 2012 with automatic transmission, the gasoline engine 2.5 configuration Titanium S reaches $32,400. Currently, the market is represented by the new Ford Kuga 2 generation, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012.
Among the main competitors and classmates Ford Kuga listed: Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai ix35, SsangYong Kyron, Mitsubishi SUVs, Skoda Yeti, Subaru Forester. As for tuning Ford Kuga, it is not too popular among the owners. However, the number of establishments offering body kits for the crossover. Even replacing the standard wheels found on the Kuga is not too often.