2009 Ford Kuga
Ford Press Release
Early in 2009, the dynamic Kuga range will be extended with the availability of an exciting new 200 PS, 2.5-litre Duratec Turbo petrol engine as well as a new optional Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission.
In addition to these new powertrain choices, the Kuga will also be available with Ford Individual vehicle personalisation options, combining a new exterior body kit and specially designed 20-inch alloy wheels with a classy interior treatment.
Although the 136 PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engined Ford Kuga is no slouch, the addition of the dynamic new 200 PS 2.5-litre Duratec 5-cylinder Turbo petrol engine to the range offers drivers smooth but agile power and high torque levels over a wide speed range, combined with a high level of refinement and a distinctive engine sound.
The new engine for Kuga is based on the well-proven and acclaimed Ford 2.5-litre Duratec Turbo engine already available in the latest Ford Mondeo and S-MAX models as well as the sporty Focus ST. The unit has been carefully re-calibrated for the Kuga to meet the performance expectations that customers have in the compact All-Wheel-Drive crossover segment.
Gunnar Herrmann, C-Car Vehicle Line Director, Ford of Europe said, "We always intended the new Kuga to be the most dynamic crossover vehicle in its class. The new 2.5-litre Duratec Turbo petrol powertrain offers extra performance and is a perfect match for the vehicle. The added power and refinement adds a lot of fun when driving Kuga both on- and off-road."
The Ford Kuga 2.5 Turbo comes with the acclaimed, Haldex Gen 4 Intelligent AWD system and manual 6-speed transmission as standard, and delivers impressive performance. With a maximum power output of 200 PS (147 kW) at 6,000 rpm and a linear torque peak of 320 Nm being available from 1600 rpm up to 4000 rpm, the vehicle reaches a top speed of 208 km/h. For a vehicle in this segment and performance, the homologated combined fuel economy of just 9.9 l/100 km (average CO2 output 234 g/km) is very reasonable.
Engine: 2.5 litre five-cylinder
Maximum Power: 197 hp (147 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) @ 1600 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic
Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
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