Ford’s designers, together with marketing decided that “Ford” lacks dynamics, namely the external speakers. And came up with the kinetic design make it a little crossover Ford Kuga (Ford Kuga). Ford SUV looks wiry and sports. For the first time a prototype Kuga shown at 2005. Then he was called simply iosis. At the Paris Motor Show in 2006 he was promoted to the rank of iosis X Concept. Finally, in the embodiment of the serial car gets the name of the Kuga. Unacceptable for the standard practice, large, was only one design solution – too sloping, coupe-style roof.
Fordovtsy decided to spare the exuberant head and rear passengers lined the “ceiling”. Interesting novelty. Interestingly the very type – compact crossover. We can say that the Ford Kuga – the firstborn. However, he will not run in the path of a design model lineup – on the contrary, he would follow the new Mondeo. So, if you look at the car Ford Kuga, especially in its struts-convex lights – “eyes”, you will overcome the feeling of deja vu – all right. A new kinetic design is first to get Mondeo.
But he does not have a full drive, while the Kuga is. And in this lies the rub: the type of drive, despite officially on the presentation machine, fordovtsy not disclosed. Technical details of Ford / Ford promises to reveal only the beginning of next year when we should start a formal sales. Although it has some information that Kuga wheel drive system borrowed from Volvo – in particular, the model V50. This means that the engagement of the rear axle in the active work will respond electronically controlled clutch Haldex. The system features a good performance – in the manufacturer, the rear wheels are connected more to the point, as the front will slip 1 / 4 “dummy” traffic. AWD transmission is likely to receive several modes of operation, and a driver – Forced to choose between front-wheel drive and own. So, this is done, say, a Nissan Qashqai. For prices on car Ford / Ford Kuga. The manufacturer has not specifically apply to this subject, but there is information from Reuters, the car will cost no less than 20 thousand pounds, or nearly 40 thousand U.S. dollars, though it tsenya for England. Now about the engine. The first officially designated diesel engine will become. The two-liter with TDG capacity of 136 hp, in terms of this same power, even as a direct competitor to the engine Mitsubishi Concept cX. True, the last – again – a new development, but the motor Kuga newborns” can not be called. Of gasoline while waiting for 217-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo – also with volvovskimi roots. He is likely to be top-end. Subsequently, the proposal will force more solid – with two engines on the market is not very forcibly competitors. However, all official information, again, appears near the beginning of next year, so I have to wait a bit. With regard to the availability, in-car consumer is the central console, made by Ford’s new “kinetic” reasons, 7-inch display, which will receive the image from the rear view camera, and can choose from many options for interior design and the body, such as a Mini. True, this is a European equipment – with any motor car will appear in Ukraine, probably, until no one will say, even the official importer.