very doubtful if the Kuga will ever be fitted with 2.0L box as small market. 2.5 L auto in petrol is good for towing and performance.
ideally I would have loved an auto box with my 2.0L diesel but ford are for some reason very anti-auto boxes on diesels !!
probably the american influence at work as they think all diesels are for europeans small cars or trucks only.
pity they didn't take a lesson from Jaguar or Land Rover. If applied to the uK small car market there is terrific demand from pensioners for a small (diesel) auto box car.