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2012 Ford Kuga

2012 Ford Kuga High Resolution Exterior
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  • Ford Kuga
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    147 @ 3500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    258 @ 2000
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    121 mph
  • Price:
    20995 (Est.)
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  • body style:

The Ford Kuga has been trekking the globe since 2007 in markets from Europe and South Africa to South America and Japan. But for 2012, the second generation Kuga rolled out for the world market. If you’re reading this in the U.S., the Kuga should look very familiar. The 2013 to present Escape is based on the Kuga. Its underpinnings and design are identical, while things like powertrain and option packaging have some differences.

The Kuga shares many of the updates the U.S.-spec Escape enjoys, including the hands-free automatic tailgate, the Microsoft SYNC system, and a power-release feature on the folding second-row seats.

Ford knew in development the Kuga and Escape would be sold the world over, so special attention was paid to the styling. Chris Bird, Ford of Europe’s design director, said the Kuga was meant to appeal to the wide variety of markets it would be sold in. “Great design can turn an object that you need to have, into an object you love,” he said. “That is why we put so much thought and feeling into cars like Kuga, making them appealing and relevant no matter where our customers are.”

He goes on to say size perception differs from region to region. “More customers in Europe and Asia now choose compact SUVs as an alternative to conventional niche products like coupes. In North America there is a growing trend to downsize, but our customers there still want to combine style and space, so it’s important to get that balance.”

So let’s check out how the second-generation Kuga stacks up.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Kuga.

 

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