At present Ford India has only one SUV in the Indian roads, the Ford Endeavour. Endeavour has won the hearts of the Indian customers. With the confidence they gained by the success of Endeavour Ford India is planning to extend their portfolio by making some new additions. This includes a number of sedans and a small diesel SUV, the Kuga. This vehicle will be bigger than EcoSport and will have the price range of Mahindra XUV500. The latest cross over of Kuga was unveiled in the Geneva motor Show. The 2013 Kuga will have better exterior and interior design with lots space and a new range of engines.
It is expected that with the new 1997cc diesel engine the crossover of Kuga can produce 136bhp and a torque of 236 Nm. It comes with 6-speed manual transmission. It is a true SUV in all senses. Kuga also have very good safety features. The high tech gadgets and the attractive features will make this car a success, when it will be launched in India by November 2012. The expected price of Kuga in India will be Rs 16 lakh. The biggest highlight of Kuga is its hands-free tailgate. You can just kick the rear bumper to open the rear hatch. With the launch of Kuga the gap between Endeavour and Eco sport will be reduced. You can expect more products from Ford India within next two years as they are committed to launch eight new models by 2015.