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2015 Ford Kuga : Diesel gets more power, more torque, better fuel economy

The 2015 Ford Kuga will feature an uprated diesel engine with more power, more torque and superior fuel efficiency when it goes on sale in January. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Duratorq’ turbo diesel’s power and torque outputs rise from 120kW and 340Nm to 132kW and 400Nm...

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2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo
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2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo

The Ford Kuga will get a big power boost in January when the updated MY15 version arrives with a new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Kuga’s turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine – similar to that in the Falcon EcoBoost – produces 176kW of power and 340Nm of torque, giving it a considerable 42kW/100Nm advantage over the 1...


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Ford Kuga Review : Trend
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Ford Kuga Review : Trend

The Ford Kuga is the brand's much-needed combatant in the ever growing, and ever more competitive compact SUV segment. The question is whether it has the chops to go head-to-head with the segment leaders like the Mazda CX-5? Names alone can be a little deceiving in motoring terms...

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$36,240

Ford Kuga Review: Ambiente
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Kuga Review: Ambiente

The Ford Kuga Ambiente is comfortably the best compact SUV available for under $30,000, and that's partially because it's the most comfortable-riding Ford Kuga in the range by far. Choosing the best of two Ambiente powertrains available, however, means regularly enlisting the services of your left leg, as the entry-level front-wheel-drive version is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, priced from $27,990 plus on-road costs...

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$27,990 to $31,490

Ford Kuga Video Review
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Ford Kuga Video Review

On the road in Ford's best mid-sized SUV contender yet.


2013 Ford Kuga Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Ford Kuga Review

The new Ford Kuga will have brought huge sighs of relief at the car maker’s local HQ in Broadmeadows, Victoria. Ford Australia has been uncompetitive for years in the ever-growing mid-sized SUV segment – for the majority with the ageing and slow-selling Escape, then from 2012 just a single, overly expensive variant of the previous Ford Kuga...

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$27,990 to $47,740

Ford Kuga ST: hot SUV variant a possibility
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Ford Kuga ST: hot SUV variant a possibility

A sporty Ford Kuga ST could join the new mid-sized SUV’s line-up if the vehicle’s lead engineers get their way. The second-generation Ford Kuga was this week launched in Australia ahead of its official on-sale date of May 1st. It comes in three trim levels powered by either a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol or a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel...


2013 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications
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2013 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications

The second-generation Ford Kuga has launched officially in Australia as the company's first truly competitive contender in the mid-sized SUV segment for a number of years. The new Ford Kuga starts $10,000 below its predecessor that was introduced here in 2012 late in its life cycle and with just one, relatively expensive trim level...


Ford Kuga: mid-sized SUV from $27,990
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Ford Kuga: mid-sized SUV from $27,990

The all-new Ford Kuga will launch in Australia next month from $27,990, introducing new technology, enhanced specifications and an entirely turbocharged engine line-up. The new Ford Kuga is available in three model variants (Ambiente, Trend and Titanium), in front- and all-wheel drive, and with either 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine or a 2...


2013 Ford Kuga: sub-$30K price confirmed
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2013 Ford Kuga: sub-$30K price confirmed

The next-generation Ford Kuga will start below $30,000 when it goes on sale locally in the coming weeks, bringing with it three specification levels as part of an expanded model range. The new Ford Kuga will be offered with at least two engines and in three trim levels – a base Ambiente, mid-range Trend and flagship Titanium – offering consumers considerably more choice than the current model’s single engine and two trim options...


Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club
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Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club

The Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage and Volkswagen Beetle have all been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of new vehicle crash tests. The second-generation Ford Kuga (pictured above) maintained the five-star mark of the first-gen SUV with a score of 36...


Ford Kuga by Walkinshaw: Aussie tuner's first Ford
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Ford Kuga by Walkinshaw: Aussie tuner's first Ford

Renowned Holden tuner Walkinshaw Performance has announced a new tuning package for the Ford Kuga, in what is the company’s first foray into aftermarket products for the Blue Oval. A direct result of the continued growth in the compact SUV segment, the Walkinshaw Performance (WP) Ford Kuga, modified with the help of WP’s European business partner Irmscher, has been developed to match the quality of OEM standards...


2013 Ford Kuga engines confirmed for Australia
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2013 Ford Kuga engines confirmed for Australia

The 2013 Ford Kuga will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013 with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel models. Ford Australia is showing the new-generation Ford Kuga at the 2012 Sydney motor show that starts today, though it is providing few details of a vehicle that must become a crucial player in the popular SUV market...


2013 Ford Kuga confirmed for Sydney motor show
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2013 Ford Kuga confirmed for Sydney motor show

The all-new Ford Kuga will make its Australian debut at this month's 2012 Sydney motor show ahead of its local showroom launch in the first quarter of 2013. The new mid-size Kuga SUV will join the smaller Ford EcoSport crossover – also making its Australian premiere – on the Ford stand, with the latter scheduled to go on sale in the second half of next year, giving the blue oval brand a full range of SUVs topped by the locally manufactured Territory...


Ford Kuga Review
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Ford Kuga Review

Ford Australia is developing a bit of a tardy habit when it comes to European imports. For starters, it was mid 2002 before the local car maker introduced the 1998, first-generation Focus. It took a couple of years for the Mark V Fiesta city car to arrive in 2004 to replace the Festiva, with the mid-size Mondeo making a brief, unsuccessful appearance in the late 1990s before a next-generation model took years to become a more permanent (and now popular) fixture in the medium car segment...

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$38,990 to $44,990

Ford Kuga: New compact SUV launched
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Ford Kuga: New compact SUV launched

Update: Ford Kuga Review Ford Australia has launched a four-year-old model – the Ford Kuga – as it begins a much-needed battle for market share in the hugely popular compact SUV segment. The Ford Kuga, based on the platform of the previous-generation Focus small car, is a stop-gap measure by the local car maker before the arrival of the all-new replacement due in early 2013...


Ford plots growth with FG MkII Falcon, Kuga, Thai Focus
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Ford plots growth with FG MkII Falcon, Kuga, Thai Focus

Ford Australia has outlined its product plans for 2012, highlighting significant changes, additions and upgrades across its passenger, SUV and light commercial vehicle range. The launch of the FG MkII Falcon should get 2012 off to a positive start, with the new models set to hit showrooms between late-December and the end of January...


2012 Ford Kuga compact SUV here in March
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2012 Ford Kuga compact SUV here in March

The Ford Kuga compact SUV will go on sale in Australia in March after a surprise move by Ford Australia. The local car maker has snubbed the European market rival for the likes of the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 for a number of years despite slow sales of its ageing equivalent, the Escape...


2010 Ford Kuga upgraded for UK, Australia to stick with Escape
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2010 Ford Kuga upgraded for UK, Australia to stick with Escape

Ford UK has released an updated version of its Ford Kuga crossover with a range of new engines, powertrain combinations and personalisation options among the highlights. The 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine has been retuned and is now available with 103kW and 120kW. The 120kW engine is 20 percent more powerful than the one it replaces and 0-100km/h acceleration times have been cut by more than a second to 9...


Ford Kuga, C-Max, Mondeo to appear at Geneva Motor Show
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Ford Kuga, C-Max, Mondeo to appear at Geneva Motor Show

Ford will reveal enhancements to many of its existing models alongside final versions of its C-Max and Grand C-Max at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The Ford stage is set to feature revised variants of the Ford Kuga, Ford Mondeo, Ford S-Max and Ford Galaxy. Kicking off the show will be Ford's new five-seat C-Max or seven-seat Grand C-Max people movers...


Ford Kuga scores top safety rating
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Ford Kuga scores top safety rating

The stylish new Ford Kuga, slated for eventual release in Australia, and possibly to be built here, has just gone to the top of its class in the latest round of EuroNCAP safety testing. The Kuga, which Ford calls a compact crossover, but which EuroNCAP places in its small off-road 4x4 class has scored a maximum five stars for adult occupant protection, four stars for child occupant protection and three stars for pedestrian protection...


Ford Kuga 2008 Geneva Motor Show
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Ford Kuga 2008 Geneva Motor Show

Ford Kuga 2008 Geneva Motor Show Inspired by the iosis X Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Ford has styled the 4WD crossover as part of the company’s new Kinetic Design. With the ability to switch between 4WD and FWD, the Kuga is designed completely by Ford Europe...


Ford Kuga Concept Frankfurt Motor Show
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Ford Kuga Concept Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford Kuga Concept Frankfurt Motor Show Click on images to enlarge...


Ford Kuga Concept at Frankfurt
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Ford Kuga Concept at Frankfurt

Although you are not suppose to see this, our Spanish friends misinterpreted the embargo date and now the whole world gets to see the new Ford Kuga ahead of its official debut and this month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Inspired by the iosis X Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Ford has styled the 4WD crossover as part of the company's new Kinetic Design...