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Ford's Kuga Vignale Concept Announces A Select SUV


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Since it won't be bringing the Lincoln brand to Europe any time soon, Ford decided to court buyers seeking added luxury and style with the Vignale trim that's slowly expanding to its entire line-up.

Ford Luxes Up Edge, Kuga, Mondeo & S-MAX With Vignale Makeover


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Proving that its posh Vignale moniker is here to stay, Ford is presenting three production cars and a concept model at the Geneva Auto Show.

Facelifted Ford Kuga Shows Up In Barcelona, Gains New 120PS 1.5L Diesel And SYNC3


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Ford revealed the updated Kuga SUV at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, carrying more tech and adding a new engine into the mix.

Ford Gives Europe’s 2017 Kuga A Facelift And New 1.5L Turbo Diesel


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Meet the updated Ford Kuga, though, technically, you already knew what to expect, as the Blue Oval showed us the North American version of the SUV with the facelifted 2017 Escape in Los Angeles last year.

Ford Set To Reveal A New Model At Barcelona, Could Be Kuga Facelift


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Ford announced that they will reveal a new model at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with new in-car technology.

Ford Kuga May Get Sporty ST And Posh Vignale Versions


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Ford recently announced plans to expand its range of SUVs in Europe from three (EcoSport, Kuga and Edge) to five. But the automaker also wants to introduce more versions of the existing models.

Spied: Facelift Time For Ford's Escape & Kuga That Get Edge-Style Grille


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Ford's engineers have set their sights on the mid-cycle facelift of their North American Escape, otherwise known as the Kuga in Europe and elsewhere.

Ford Kuga Gets New 180PS 2.0L Diesel, 182 PS 1.5L EcoBoost


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Ford has introduced new diesel and petrol engines on its Kuga SUV in Europe, with the most significant addition being the 2.0-liter TDCi unit producing 180PS (178hp).

Ford Gives UK New Top-Spec Kuga Titanium X Sport Edition


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A new range-topping edition named Titanium X Sport has been added to the Ford Kuga's UK lineup, which also includes the Titanium and Titanium X trim grades.

Are Winter Tires More Important than AWD in the Snow?


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There’s a common misconception that an all-wheel drive car is all one needs to be safe when driving in winter. While AWD is important and gives more peace of mind to the driver, it is completely useless if the car rides on inappropriate tires.

Ford Tops Kuga's UK Lineup with New Titanium X Sport Edition


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After noticing that more 80 percent of UK buyers of the Kuga SUV (sold as the Escape in North America) opt for the better-equipped Titanium and Titanium X models, Ford saw the potential for an even higher-specification trim level and thus, the top-of-the-range Titanium X Sport was born.

Ford to Expand European SUV Lineup with New Kuga, EcoSport and Edge


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Ford's answer to the ailing European market is products, products and more products.

In addition to the announcements on the new Mondeo family, the updated Fiesta, and the next Mustang, Ford revealed today that it will enhance its SUV line-up in Europe with not one, but three new products in the upcoming months.

Ford said it expects to sell more than one million SUVs in Europe in the next six years with SUVs accounting for one in ten of all Fords sold in the region by 2016.

All-New Ford Kuga SUV Unveiled Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show


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It may have a different name for the European market but the new Ford Kuga that will debut tomorrow at the Geneva Auto Salon and the 2013 Ford Escape that came to life at last year's LA Auto Show are one and the same as Ford continues to consolidate its global model series.

The styling differences between the two models are limited to the clear turning signals up front, while the European customers also get a choice of diesel engines.

Ford's Geneva Motor Show Presentations to Include Production Versions of Kuga and Fiesta ST


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With less than a week left for the grand opening of the 2012 edition of the Geneva Auto Salon, we're continuing our reports on the vehicles that will make it to Switzerland with the Ford brand.

Today we can confirm that aside from the world premiere of the production B-MAX small MPV that we've already covered extensively, the Blue Oval will debut the European version of the 2013 Escape as the new generation of the Kuga SUV and the production version of last year's Fiesta ST Concept 3d.

POLL: Which One of These Newly Introduced Compact SUVs is THE Looker?


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The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show has turned out to be THE place to be if you are looking for the latest crop of compact SUVs as no less than three significant debuts took place in the City of Angels including two world premieres, the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Ford Escape, and one North America presentation, the Mazda CX-5.

And since all three crossovers will compete against each other not only in North America, but around the world as well, we thought it would be good idea to run a poll to determine which is the best looking model. We'll brief you on all three before we give you the chance to cast your vote.




We'll start of alphabetically with the 2013 Ford Escape that will be marketed as the Kuga in other regions, including Europe and China. The 2013 Escape marks a radical departure from the outgoing model not only in looks, but under the hood as well with Ford offering two small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines with up to 237HP, alongside a conventional, naturally aspirated 2.5L four-pot.

Watch the New Ford Escape / Kuga SUV on Film


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The world premiere of the brand-new 2013 Ford Escape took place on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

We've already brought you a boatload of pictures and all the juicy details that were available at the time, so now we're going to share with you two new videos of the compact SUV, including some B-Roll footage shot on the road and a clip from the media presentation in L.A.

All-New 2013 Ford Escape Officially Revealed, will be Sold as the Kuga in Europe [109 Photos]


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Out goes the old in comes the new. Say hello to Ford's brand new compact crossover, the Escape, which will be a global model replacing among others, the Kuga in Europe.

The new Escape is definitely more modern than the best-selling model it replaces, something that Ford’s design boss, Martin Smith, is keen to stress out: “The Escape’s athletic good looks are no accident”, he says, adding that “we wanted to create the impression of an athlete like a runner or swimmer in the new body – right down to the defined muscles that convey movement and energy.”

The new Escape measures 178.1 inches (4.52 m) in length, 72.4 inches (1.84 m) in width, 66.3 inches (1.68 m) in height, while it rides on a 105.9 inch (2.69 m) wheelbase.

In the U.S. market, it will be available in both front- and four-wheel layouts with three gasoline engines, all of which are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Teases 2013 Escape SUV's Interior in New Videos


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The next generation of the Ford Escape is slowly coming out of the bag as the Blue Oval prepares for the new SUV's world premiere at next week's 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

In the beginning of the month, Ford released the first video of the 2013 Escape showing us how the hands-free power liftgate works. Now, we have two more clips that concentrate on the interior providing us with our first glimpse of the dashboard styling.

Ford also tells us that the compact crossover model will feature the latest iteration of its MyFord Touch interface, which promises to be faster and easier to use.

Ford Begins Teasing 2013 Escape SUV with Preview of Hands-Free Power Liftback [Video]


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Leave it to Ford to begin teasing a new model with random pieces of information and video and/or photo material.

Fortunately though, there's not much time left before the 2013 Ford Escape makes its world premiere at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show that will stay open for the public from November 18 to 27.

Following some revealing details on the new global Escape's engine lineup, Ford today released a single teaser image and a video highlighting the SUV's "segment-first hands-free power liftgate", which opens with a kicking gesture under the rear bumper and without the need to search for the key (though you will need to have it in your pocket).

Ford to Debut All-New 2013 Escape with 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost Engines at LA Auto Show


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The rapidly approaching 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show that takes place for the public from November 18 to 27, will play host to the world premiere of the next global Ford model, the all-new 2013 Escape.

As is the case with the current Fiesta and Focus, the compact SUV will be offered in the same form worldwide, replacing the current North American Escape as well as the Kuga in Europe and other markets around the globe.

Ford gave us a preview of the 2013 Escape with the Vetrek concept study at this year's Detroit Motor Show in January. Aside from the presentation date, Ford also revealed details about the SUV's powertrain options.