Ladies and gentlemen of the European market, meet the new 2013 Ford Escape… I mean Kuga. The new 2013 Ford Kuga is basically a rebadged version of the new Ford Escape that we saw at the 2011 LA Auto Show and gets all the same gadgets and gizmos as its stateside counterpart.
“Innovative technologies like the hands-free automatic tailgate clearly set new Kuga apart from its competitors,” said Ford of Europe’s chairman and CEO, Stephen Odell. “But more importantly they provide customers with everyday advantages. All-new Kuga is more spacious, dynamic and capable than the current model, which continues to be popular with our European customers.”
The 2013 Ford Kuga will be available from launch with a 138-hp and 160-hp 2.0 liter TDCi diesel engines with the company’s 6-speed Powershift automatic transmission as an option. The 2013 Ford Kuga will also get the company’s 1.6 liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine.
The Ford Kuga and Escape are the third example of Ford’s One Ford strategy where a model is sold as a global vehicle.
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