Ford is unleashing the beast hidden in its most powerful diesel Kuga. In addition, the refined SUV also comes with wide range of upgrades such as standard Auto-Start-Stop and Active Grille Shutter. Thanks to the improvement in the engine range and these two features the vehicles now also offer lower CO2 emissions. Do you know what a tiger eye is? Well, if you do then you can imagine the color in the palette called Tiger Eye metallic.

But the most important feature, which will deliver great pleaser to the one sitting behind the steering wheel, is the new 2.0-litre TDCi engine, which comes with an increased peak power. The horsepower in total 180 hp (132 kW) (this is additional 17 hp), while the torque is raised from 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) to 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

This engine choice will ensure that there is the most pulling power ever for Kuga. This fact will be further strengthened by the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. Onther update in the engine range is the addition of the brand new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. It delivers reduced CO2 emissions (to 143g/km from 154g/km). The other unit for Kuga is the 150hp (110 kW) 2.0-litre TDCi option that delivers 122g/km of CO2.

Other benefits for the new updated Kuga include the Ford SYNC with AppLink and Ford's advanced driver assistance technologies (such as Rear View Camera which is standard). Next to the Tiger Eye Metallic exterior paint, Kuga will boast other new colours: Ruby Red Metallic and Magnetic Metallic and.

2014 Ford Kuga Engine Upgrades:

Engine Transmission Power CO2-combined** CO2 improvement over previous engine
1.5-litre EcoBoost FWD Manual 150 PS 143 g/km 7.1 per cent (11 g/km)
1.5-litre EcoBoost AWD Automatic 182 PS 171 g/km 4.5 per cent (8 g/km)
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi FWD Manual 150 PS 122 g/km 12.2 per cent (17 g/km)
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi AWD Manual 150 PS 135 g/km 9.4 per cent (14 g/km)
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi AWD PowerShift 150 PS 140 g/km 11.9 per cent (19 g/km)
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi AWD Manual 180 PS 135 g/km 9.4 per cent (14 g/km)
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi AWD PowerShift 180 PS 140 g/km 11.9 per cent (19 g/km)

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Source: Ford