Compact SUV with more power and less CO2

Cologne, October 31, 2014

In the compact SUV segment is in Germany, the VW Tiguan by far the most popular. Here are models such as the Nissan Qashqai, the BMW X1 and the Ford Kuga. The latter is now available with new engines.

New cheaper entry-level diesel

The diesel models ?? the 66 percent of Kuga sales being in Germany ?? is offered still only a 2.0 TDCi. Here comes a new 120-horsepower base variant thereof. Instead of 140 and 163 hp power levels so loud now 120, 150 and 180 hp. Moreover, now the diesel meet the Euro 6 standard. In the top diesel with 180 hp Ford expects the improvements in detail before: The power increased by 17 hp and torque increased by 60 to 400 Newton meters. The CO2 emissions could still be reduced by 19 grams to 135 grams per kilometer.

More economical turbo petrol engine

As for the petrol engines, the 1.5 - liter turbo gasoline engine with 150 or 182 hp is replaced by a 1.6 - liter engine with the same performance. Here the CO2 emissions fell from 154 to 143 grams per kilometer. There are also new metallic exterior colors. These include a red, a green and an orange. For the interior, customers can now choose leather upholstery in beige - gray.

As popular as the Qashqai

From Ford Kuga sold in the first nine months of 2014 in Europe around 63,000 copies, of which around 18,000 in Germany. The prices for the Kuga begin unchanged at 24,800 euros for the 150 hp turbo gasoline version. A diesel one now gets from 26,650 euros, so far the diesel minimum price was 27,400 euros . ( sl )