2012 Ford Kuga Hybrid
Ford Motor Company, the well known and established name in the automobile industry, is very much nearing the launch of its successful compact crossover SUV, Ford Kuga, as the 2012 Ford Kuga. It will be based on the C1 platform. And world over the automobile companies are looking to alternate fuel option including hybrid platforms, the 2012 Ford Kuga hybrid version comes as a breather. With its worldwide success, Ford is very much anticipating to introduce the Kuga in North America as a totally redesigned Ford Escape, whereas in European countries the vehicle is believed to carry a name tag of 2012 Ford Kuga Hybrid. It is claimed to be the Ford’s first hybrid compact crossover SUV.
The 2012 Ford Kuga will mostly be a 4 door and a rear lift gate crossover SUV and with the capacity to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably. The exteriors are anticipated to be having sleek contours and dominating looks. The front of 2012 Ford Kuga will not be having any jazzy getup and sport the usual 3 horizontal bars standard with a Ford vehicle. The headlights will be nicely inscribed in the frontal contours and will be slightly elongated on the sides which, will rim over prominent looks wheels. With this revamping the new 2012 Ford Kuga is expected to get a more sleek and polished facelift.
Under the hood, the 2012 Ford Kuga is anticipated to have multipurpose heart. Nowadays all the automobile firms are provided options to run their vehicle on alternate power or making them hybrid. The new Koga hybrid is expected to get a mechanical power through the mechanical assembly of 2.5 liter displacement and four cylinder Eco-Boost engine as well as the electric motor. This mechanical pack is adapted to generate the momentum of around 237 horsepower and a torque of 250 pound feet at 1700 RPM. The assembly is powered by continuously variable automatic transmission mechanism. The electric motor associated with this is featured with self charger mechanism to further enhance the performance of the vehicle. Using completely charged electric motor the vehicle can ride thorough several miles on electric power. This powerful EcoBoost engine will come paired with six speed gearbox using automatic transmission mechanism carrying dual clutch feature. This advanced dual clutch feature is designed to offer further enhanced fuel efficiency. The crossover SUV is strongly estimated to carry both front wheel drive mechanism as well as the advanced All wheel drive mechanism to further improve the performance of the compact SUV. Banking on the power of this unique assembly in association with electric motor offers the magnificent fuel efficiency with the mileage of 30 mpg in city and 34 mpg on highways.
To offer tough competition to other SUV’s in the market, the 2012 Ford Kuga hybrid is designed with innovative features like voice controlled navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB interface for iPod connectivity and premium standard audio system. The safety features would comprise of an array of airbags ranging from head and chest protecting airbags to side curtain airbags, cruise control, vehicle stability control, all wheel antilock disc brakes would be standard.
The multi- powered and highly efficient compact crossover SUV, 2012 Ford Kuga Hybrid is expected to appear in the market by the mid of year 2011.