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.
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.Purebred off-road looks for Ford Kuga
9 July 2008