While the 2009 Ford Kuga 2.5 comes with the same Haldex all-wheel drive system and standard 6-speed manual gearbox as the diesel, under the hood Ford has installed a turbo 2.5L Duratec five-cylinder gas engine sourced from Volvo. Good for approximately 198-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, this powertrain makes the Kuga considerably faster while still averaging 23mpg. In addition the Kuga 2.5 is available with an optional Durashift 5-speed automatic, which includes a manual-shift capability and sport mode that speeds up reaction times for more spirited performance.
The Kuga 2.5 in Paris is also a showcase for the CUV's new optional body kit, consisting of a new front grille with vertical bars instead of horizontal ones, a chrome-lined lower air intake with two broad chrome "scoops" on its sides, a rear spoiler, body-color wheel arch extensions, and 50mm lower bumpers and skid plates. A new set of 20-in. alloy wheels are available as well. Inside Ford is also adding a high-end interior option, which includes two-tone leather seating and high gloss "Piano White" finish on the trim. European families looking for a CUV with more speed and style can pick up a Kuga 2.5 beginning in January 2009
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