The all-new Ford Kuga is Ford of Europe’s first entry into the highly competitive crossover market and promises a blend of rewarding on-road driving quality and surprising off-road capability.
The genesis for Kuga was first seen in the dramatic Ford iosis X Concept car which made its debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. John Fleming, the company’s President and CEO confirmed then that Ford of Europe would be developing a production vehicle inspired by the iosis X Concept for launch within two years.
At the 2007 Frankfurt Show, Ford demonstrated that this commitment was soon to become reality with a preview of the production model.
Signalling its significance as a new direction for Ford of Europe, the new model was given its own name. The Ford Kuga was born and destined to join the Ford of Europe model portfolio during the first half of 2008.
“With the new Ford Kuga we are keeping the promise we made at Paris in 2006, and delivering a highly capable, expressive and charismatic vehicle which will extend the Ford model range further,” said John Fleming. “I firmly believe Kuga will appeal to many loyal Ford customers looking for something a bit different, as well as repeat the success of S-MAX in bringing new customers to the Ford brand.
“A distinctive ‘kinetic design’ exterior, Ford’s acclaimed on-road vehicle dynamics and premium-like product quality are just some of the highlights Kuga will bring to this fast-growing market segment.”
“Kuga has a 'can-do' attitude and the robust powertrain perfectly supports this,” said Gunnar Herrmann, C-Car Vehicle Line Director, Ford of Europe. Perfectly Matched for Ability The Kuga comes equipped with Ford's 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 136 PS/100kW engine mated to the Durashift 6-speed manual transmission for both FWD and intelligent AWD derivatives. Torque, performance and […]
Kuga Driving Quality
The Ford Kuga has been engineered for class-leading on-road driving dynamics and exceptional off-road capabilities for expanded leisure-time use. Using proven and established Ford C-car chassis components and technology as a solid basis, Ford's engineers tailored, tuned and calibrated each component and aspect of the ride and handling to ensure Kuga carries the blue oval […]
Kuga Driver Assistance / Optional Extras
The new Ford Kuga features a wide range of modern driver assistance technologies and a high level of standard equipment that can be supplemented by additional optional features. Many of the available technologies were first showcased on Ford's latest large and luxury models and have been more recently seen on the new 2008 Ford Focus. […]
Kuga – All-Terrain with Intelligent AWD Capability
The Haldex intelligent AWD system and the proven, but all-new, tuned chassis technology with MacPherson struts on the front and Ford's acclaimed Control Blade rear suspension deliver exceptional driving dynamics to the new Ford Kuga. With its 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 136 PS engine with standard DPF, the Kuga offers a proven, smooth and economical powertrain […]
Kuga: Sound Foundation
The new Ford Kuga is based unashamedly on Ford’s acclaimed C-car architecture – well proven in both the Ford Focus and the Ford C-MAX. With Kuga, the designers and engineers have successfully integrated key driver and passenger requirements for a niche model into the distinctive new design. The exterior is handsome and sporty, demonstrating how the […]
Kuga: Model Specification
Kuga's targeted two series strategy achieves high visual and feature differentiation. Both series are distinct and well-equipped, and have been developed to provide customers with a clear choice to match their taste – the cool and colourful Trend, or the modern, techno, premium-feel Titanium. Kuga Trend The Kuga Trend is the lead-in series and offers […]
Kuga: Interior Environment
The new Ford Kuga offers comfortable and spacious seating for up to five adults. In order to optimise the driving environment, Ford specialists developed the new Kuga using a Computer Aided Virtual Engineering (CAVE) system. The CAVE combines a number of computers and digital projectors to create a virtual, full-sized interior of a car. A […]
Kuga: High Style Interior
The interior of the new Ford Kuga has a spacious feel, with or without the optional large panoramic glass roof. The clean, ergonomic design of the instrument panel and centre stack converge into a large centre console for maximum accessible storage. All interior components contribute to a comfortable surrounding for the driver and front seat […]
Kuga: Charismatic Design
Ford's 'kinetic design' form language has become an established and recognised part of the company's brand DNA in Europe, and is being woven into all of the company's new models, whether all-new or redesigns. Martin Smith, Ford of Europe's Executive Director for Design, headed the design team during the Kuga's creation with Stefan Lamm handling […]
Kuga Tech Specs
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The Ford Kuga joins a highly acclaimed and successful vehicle portfolio that is recognised for its safety standards and performance. “We put a lot of resources into making our cars as safe as possible for our customers and all other road users,” said Herrmann. “We employ a whole-vehicle holistic and no-compromise approach.” Systems Overview A […]
Kuga Quality and Sustainability
Extensive durability testing was conducted specifically to ensure that the new Ford Kuga would satisfy the needs of all terrains and geographical territories. Testing in ambient temperatures of minus 40C in territories including the northern region of Finland ensure that Kuga's go-anywhere ability is not unduly affected by the climate. Ford Kuga is a fine […]