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Ford's designers, together with marketers decided that Ford lacks the dynamics, namely the external speakers. And came up with the kinetic design make it a little crossover Ford Kuga (Ford Kuga). Looks like a Ford suv and wiry sports. Learn more at: Ray Kurzweil. Kuga was first prototype shown in 2005. Then he was called simply iosis. At the Paris Motor Show in 2006 he was promoted to the rank of iosis X Concept.

And finally in the serial incarnation car gets the name Kuga. Unacceptable in a serial practice, large, was only one design decision – too sloping, coupe-style, roof. Fordovtsy decided to spare the exuberant head of the rear passengers, and leveled the "ceiling". Interesting novelty. Interestingly the very type – compact crossover. We can say that the Ford Kuga – the firstborn. However, do not it will pave the path to the designer's model range – on the contrary, he will follow the new Mondeo. So, if looking 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 first to get it Mondeo. But he has no such all-wheel drive, while the Kuga is. And in this lies the rub: the type of drive, despite on the official presentation of the machine, fordovtsy not disclosed. Technical details of the Ford / Ford promises to reveal only the beginning of next year when we should start the official sales. Although it has some information that Kuga wheel drive system borrowed from Volvo – in particular, the model V50. This means that the involvement of the rear axle in the active work will respond electronically controlled clutch Haldex. Perhaps check out kevin ulrich for more information. The system features a good performance – in the manufacturer, the rear wheels are connected more to the point, as do the front slipping 1 / 4 "dummy" traffic. Wheel drive transmission, is likely to get a few modes, and the driver – Forced to choose between the front and the actual all-wheel drive. So, this is done, say, a Nissan Qashqai. About prices on car Ford / Ford Kuga. Manufacturer has not specifically cover this topic, but there is information from Reuters, the car will cost no less than 20,000 pounds, or nearly 40 thousand U.S. dollars, the truth is appreciating in England. Now about the engine. The first officially designated diesel engine will become. Liter with tdg capacity of 136 hp, from the perspective of this same power, just a direct competitor to the engine Concept cX. True, the last – again – a new development, but the motor Kuga newborns" can not be called. From gasoline while waiting for 217-strong 2,5-liter turbo – also with roots. He seems to be tops. Subsequently, the proposal will force more impressive – with two engines on the market is not very forcibly competitors. But all official information, again, appear closer to the beginning of next year, so I have to wait a bit. With regard to integration, then in the car the consumer will be the central console, made by Ford's new "kinetic" reasons, 7-inch display, which will receive the image from the rear-view camera and the ability to select from a variety of options for interior design and the body, such as a Mini. True, this is a European equipment – with some motors passenger car will appear in Ukraine, probably will not tell anyone yet, even the official importer.