Gunnar Herrmann, C-Car Vehicle Line Director of 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 Kuga 2.5 Turbo comes with a Haldex Gen 4 Intelligent AWD system and a manual 6-speed transmission as standard, but buyers will be able to opt for Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission. With the manual gearbox the Kuga 2.5T can reach a top speed of 208 km/h (129mph) while achieving a combined fuel economy of 9.9 lt/100 km (23.8 mpg US) with an average CO2 output of 234 g/km. As for the automatic version, it can go up to 202 km/h (126mph) with the combined fuel economy being homologated at 10.3 lt/100 km (22.8mpg
More details of the Kuga 2.5 Turbo will be released during the vehicle's public debut at the Paris Show in October.