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  • 1. NEWS RELEASE NEW FORD KUGA CROSSOVER BREAKS NEW GROUND FOR FORD OF EUROPE • Distinctive 'kinetic design' styling gives personality and presence • Impressive on-road driving dynamics with substantial off-road ability • Model range features 'intelligent' AWD and FWD systems and two distinct series – Trend and Titanium • Powered by Ford's acclaimed 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 136 PS diesel engine • Kuga delivers best in class intelligent AWD CO2 figure of 169g/km The all-new Ford Kuga is Ford of Europe's first entry into the highly competitive crossover market and promises a blend of rewarding on-road driving quality and surprising off-road capability. The genesis for Kuga was first seen in the dramatic iosis X Concept vehicle which made its debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. John Fleming, the company's President and CEO confirmed that Ford of Europe would be developing a production vehicle inspired by the iosis X Concept for launch within two years. At the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford demonstrated that this commitment was soon to become reality with a preview of the production model. Signalling its significance as a new direction for Ford of Europe, the new model was given its own name; the Ford Kuga was born and destined to join the Ford of Europe model portfolio during the first half of 2008. "With the new Ford Kuga we are keeping the promise we made at Paris in 2006, and delivering a highly capable, expressive and charismatic vehicle which will extend the Ford model range further," said John Fleming. "I firmly believe Kuga will appeal to Ford of Europe, Public Affairs Internet:
  • 2. many loyal Ford customers looking for something a bit different, but will also be capable of repeating the success of S-MAX in bringing new customers to the Ford brand. A distinctive 'kinetic design' exterior, Ford's acclaimed on-road vehicle dynamics and premium-like product quality are just some of the highlights Kuga will bring to this fast-growing market segment." Sound Foundation The new Ford Kuga is based unashamedly on Ford's acclaimed C-car architecture – well proven in both the Ford Focus and the Ford C-MAX. "We have an established portfolio to use as a basis and our shared technologies initiative within Ford Motor Company allows us even more possibilities to develop niche vehicles like Kuga," said Gunnar Herrmann, C-Car Vehicle Line Director, Ford of Europe. Available with a proven powertrain and two series levels the full-time Haldex intelligent AWD system is complemented by a front-wheel-drive (FWD) version that is perfect for those drivers that are attracted by the style and presence of Kuga but do not require AWD capability. The Ford Kuga is available in a choice of two distinct series levels with further options available that enable the driver to personalise the car exactly to their needs. The standard Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with combined Anti Rollover Mitigation (ARM), and ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) are just two of the significant driver assistance technologies of the new Kuga. Taking a New Direction The stylish and charismatic Kuga is a further demonstration of the exciting new direction Ford of Europe's products are taking. The fresh and modern styling is the starting point with the substance of the car matching this styling promise. This is delivered by leading driving dynamics, a strong and competent safety pedigree, high quality and craftsmanship and a competitive crossover package. A high seating 2
  • 3. position, the intelligent AWD option and large stowage volumes make the Kuga a very attractive proposition. "Kuga's arrival will raise the bar in the crossover segment," said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe's vice president for Marketing, Sales and Service. "Our 'kinetic design' styling has given the car great personality and this gives it tremendous showroom appeal to potential customers." A carefully selected palette of ten body colours is available for Kuga. A specially developed and brand new metallic colour – Chill – is available for both Kuga series options and drive choices. As a reflection of its iosis X Concept roots the production Kuga is available in two shades of white; solid Frozen White and a brand new metallic Electric White. This colour was first seen on the iosis X Concept car and the pre- production Kuga shown at Frankfurt. The Kuga is the first Ford of Europe production model to use Electric White which uses a specialised application method. The exterior design features of Kuga naturally incorporate a wealth of practicality that provides much more than first meets the eye. The 'liftgate in liftgate' tailgate offers maximum flexibility and convenience with separate access via micro switches to either the upper tailgate section only or both sections simultaneously. The materials chosen for Kuga's interior also demonstrate the close links to the iosis X Concept. The eye-catching and lavish Kuga interior incorporates fine leathers and gloss finishes on key areas that were first seen on the iosis X Concept car in piano white but now have a choice of shades depending on the series chosen. Colour- matched details of the interior design and integrated trim colours highlight the instrument panel and door trims, creating a complete, unified look of design-led quality and premium sportiness. 3
  • 4. Kuga offers comfortable and spacious seating for up to five adults. The second row seating has a 60/40 split and has been designed to fold completely flat to maximise the usefulness of the available load compartment in two-seat mode. Underseat storage is a practical feature beneath the second row with further storage under the floor of the luggage compartment area which is divided into compartments to offer maximum practicality. A luggage compartment sill height of 758mm aids the loading of heavy items into the car. The Kuga has a generous luggage capacity of 1355 litres when in two-seat mode, while the enclosed luggage compartment achieves a volume of 360 litres. The Kuga offers customers two distinct series; Trend and Titanium. These have been developed to provide a clear customer choice of a well-equipped cool and colourful series – the Trend – and the modern, techno premium-feel Titanium. Trend and Titanium series offer customers a wide range of equipment, technology and styling options. They also provide a strong platform for further personalisation and items to tailor the car exactly to each customer's needs. These needs are further- enhanced and satisfied by the provision of dedicated Packs which provide additional protection, transport, stowage, styling and aftersales products. The Ford Kuga features some technologies first showcased on Ford's large and luxury segment – and more recently seen on the new generation Ford Focus – while also bringing new features to the segment and the Ford of Europe portfolio for the first time, such as a 'liftgate in liftgate' tailgate. Capability and Performance The Kuga will be made available with a 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 136 PS 100kW engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Applicable to both FWD and intelligent AWD derivatives the torque, performance and pulling power under all engine and vehicle load conditions have been perfectly calibrated to the new Ford Kuga. This engine provides high levels of torque – 320 Nm at 2,000rpm and 340 Nm in transient overboost. FWD and intelligent AWD variants return favourable fuel 4
  • 5. economy figures of 6.3 and 6.4 litres of fuel per 100 km respectively, using the combined fuel consumption figures. The intelligent AWD figure of 169 g/km of CO2 is class-leading. "Kuga has a 'can-do' attitude and 'go-anywhere' ability and the powertrain perfectly plays its part." Said Herrmann. The Ford Kuga has been engineered for class-leading on-road driving dynamics and exceptional off-road capabilities for expanded leisure time use. Using proven and established Ford C-car chassis components and technology as a solid basis, Ford's engineers tailored, tuned and calibrated each component and aspect of the ride and handling to ensure Kuga carries the blue oval family pedigree for strong driving dynamics. The key overall target was to ensure that Kuga achieved the highest levels of ride, handling, braking and steering performance within the segment. The all-new Kuga uses many new systems and components in order to achieve the programme's targets. The Ford Kuga joins a highly acclaimed and successful portfolio that is recognised for its safety standards as being a key attribute. The first element contributing to Kuga's safety is the stiff and rigid passenger cell designed and built to resist deformation. A host of active, passive and dedicated pedestrian safety features further contribute to Kuga's safety story. Integrated electronic systems including Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) add to the Kuga's safety and instil driver confidence. "We put a lot of resources into making our cars as safe as possible for our customers and all other road users," adds Herrmann. "We employ a whole-vehicle holistic and no-compromise approach." Manufactured at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany the new Kuga will be built alongside the new Focus three-door, five-door and wagon variants and C-MAX. ### 5
  • 6. FORD KUGA Preliminary Technical Specifications ENGINE 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, FWD 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, AWD Inline four cylinder turbo diesel, Inline four cylinder turbo diesel, Type transverse transverse Displacement cm³ 1997 1997 Max power kW (PS) 100 (136) 100 (136) At rpm 4000 4000 Max torque Nm 320 320 At rpm 2000 2000 Valve gear DOHC Cylinders 4 Fuel injection Common-Rail direct injection, turbocharger Emission control Oxidation catalyst with EGR, closed loop DPF Emission level Euro 4 Euro 4 POWER AND TORQUE CURVE Ford Kuga 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 136 PS /100 kW 340 120 320 110 max. Torque: 300 320 Nm @ 2000 rpm 100 max. Power: 280 100 kW @ 4000 rpm 90 260 80 Power (kW) Torque (Nm) 240 70 220 60 200 50 180 40 160 30 140 20 120 10 100 0 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 RPM 6
  • 7. DRIVE LINE Drive: Ford AWD: All wheel drive 'Intelligent AWD-System' with variable torque distribution, electronically controlled, torque distribution up to 50:50; with electronic Haldex system. For FWD: front wheel drive Transmission: Getrag Ford Durashift 6-speed (MMT6 - Modular Manual Transmission 6-Speed): manual, fully synchronised transmission with shift cable and dual driveshaft Ratios: 2,0l FWD 2,0l AWD Duratorq TDCi Duratorq TDCi (136 PS) (136 PS) 1. Gear 3.583 3.583 2. Gear 1.952 1.952 3. Gear 1.241 1.241 4. Gear 0.868 0.868 5. Gear 0.673 0.673 6. Gear 0.564 0.564 Reverse gear 3.64 3.64 Final drive, 1 – 4 4.533 4.533 5, 6, R 3.238 3.238 Wheels and tyres: Wheels Tyres Kuga Trend 7 ,0 J x 17 Steel 235/55 R17 Kuga Titanium 7 ½ J x 17 Alloy 235/55 RF17 Optional: 7,5 J x 18 and 8 J x 19 alloy for Trend and Titanium 6 ,5 J x 16 steel for Trend Spare wheel: 4,0B x 17 (optional; tyre repair kit standard) DIMENSIONS Ford Kuga, FWD Ford Kuga, AWD Overall length mm 4443 4443 Overall width (without mirrors) mm 1842 1842 Overall height with/without roof mm 1710/1677 1710/1677 rails Wheelbase mm 2690 2690 Tread front mm 1574 - 1580 1574 - 1580 rear mm 1584 - 1590 1584 - 1590 7
  • 8. WEIGHTS Gross vehicle Axle loads mass Power Basic kerb1 Payload front rear kW kg 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, 100 1573 487 2060 1120 1090 FWD 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, 100 1613 517 2130 1140 1115 AWD 1 Basic kerb weight incl. driver (75 kg), lubricants and filled fuel tank (90%). All weights are valid for vehicles with basic specification. PERFORMANCE, FUEL ECONOMY, EMISSIONS CO2- Fuel consumption 1999/100/EC 2 combined litre / 100 km mode Urban Extra Urban Combined g/km 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, 8,0 5,3 6,3 165 2WD 2,0l Duratorq TDCi, 8,1 5,4 6,4 169 AWD Note: This information was correct at the time of going to print. However, Ford policy is one of continuous product development. The right is reserved to change these details at any time. 8