Ford Kuga 2014 is presented in Australia this week.The new Kuga will go on sale in late May.From the company arrived and the first price and specifications for this model.The first price you mentioned is $ 30,000.
“We’re signalling to the medium SUV market that the all-new Ford Kuga is a serious contender with the front-wheel-drive Ambiente model from $27,990,” Ford Australia marketing boss David Katic said.
“Customers today are chasing value-for-money and the Ford Kuga delivers.”
The new Kuga’s entry price will see it face off against rivals like the new Honda CR-V VTi ($27,490) and the Mazda CX-5 Maxx ($27,880).
Ford’s familiar Ambiente, Trend and Titanium models will be on offer, along with a 1.6 litre petrol EcoBoost engine and a 2.0 litre Duratorq diesel.
The 1.6 litre petrol engine produces 110kW and 240Nm of torque in manual FWD form, while a more powerful 134kW/240Nm version is offered with AWD automatic variants.
The 2.0 litre Duratorq produces 120kW and 340Nm of torque.
The petrol engine will be matched to Ford’s six-speed SelectShift automatic, while the diesel will get the six-speed Powershift auto.
Fuel consumption for the 110kW 1.6 engine is listed at 6.7 l/100km, while the 134kW version lists fuel use at 7.7 l/100km in the Ambiente AWD and 8.0 l/100km in the Trend and Titanium AWD grades.
The 2.0-litre TDCi engine delivers a combined fuel economy figure of 6.3 l/100km (Trend) and 6.4 l/100km (Titanium).
Ford has also utilised its Active Grille Shutter system to optimise fuel use and reduce drag for the petrol models.
While the new Kuga maintains the same 2690mm wheelbase as the outgoing model, the 2014 model is 81mm longer, and Ford promises improved interior space and greater storage capacity, up by 46 litres.
Katic described the Kuga as the most advanced SUV the company has ever offered. Along with the recently updated Focus range, it should also prove the most advanced model across the local Ford range.
Pricing (excludes on-roads)
2014 Kuga Ambiente FWD 1.6 petrol manual – $27,990
2014 Kuga Ambiente AWD 1.6 petrol automatic – $31,490
2014 Kuga Trend AWD 1.6 petrol automatic – $36,240
2014 Kuga Trend AWD 2.0 diesel automatic – $39,240
2014 Kuga Titanium AWD 1.6 petrol automatic – $44,740
2014 Kuga Titanium AWD 2.0 diesel automatic – $47,740