1 December 2008
Ford Kuga (2008 - 2012)

Ford Kuga (2008 - 2012)

Ford updates the Kuga range

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1 December 2008 | Ford updates the Kuga with the addition of three new models providing lower CO2, automatic transmission, and greater power and torque. Optional run-flat tyres add to the array of premium features, which also include rear- facing reversing camera, panorama glass roof and DAB radio.

Retaining the performance of the existing Kuga 2.0-litre TDCi, but with a CO2 output of just 159 g/km, the new front-wheel-drive version delivers both enhanced fuel economy and cost benefits for business users.

Ford Kuga (2008 - 2012)

As legislation changes in April next year, Kuga 2WD will especially benefit business customers who will be eligible for a 20 per cent annual write down allowance against Corporation Tax for a car with less than 160 g/km CO2 (compared with 10 per cent over 160 g/km). Customers will also benefit from the model's improved fuel economy as it falls into the new sub 160 g/km banding for Vehicle Excise Duty.

Ford has also added new performance flagships to the Kuga range, pairing intelligent AWD with the 2.5-litre Duratec engine found in the Focus ST, Mondeo and S-MAX. With 200 PS and linear torque of 320 Nm (between 1,600 and 4,000 rpm) the five-cylinder petrol-engined Kuga powers from standstill to 62 mph in 8.2 sec and on to a top speed of 129 mph when mated with the six-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic transmission is alternatively available with this engine.

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