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TMR Team | Mar, 01 2013 | 8 Comments

Ford's all-new 2013 Kuga SUV will debut below $30,000 when it launches in Australia next month, cutting the cost of entry by nearly $9000.

The new Kuga first graced local shores at last year's Australian International Motor Show. Its showroom arrival will see it replace the ageing first-generation model launched here last year at $38,990.

According to Ford Australia marking boss David Katic, the new Kuga's starting price "will hit a sweet spot" for buyers.

Ford's familiar Ambiente, Trend and Titanium trim grades will be on offer, along with a 1.6 litre petrol EcoBoost engine and a 2.0 litre Duratorq diesel.

The petrol engine will be matched to Ford's six-speed SelectShift automatic, while the diesel will get the six-speed Powershift auto.

Katic described the Kuga as the most advanced SUV the company has ever offered. Along with the recently updated Focus range, it should also prove the most advanced model across the local Ford range.

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Depending on trim grade, the new Kuga's features will include the new Ford SYNC system, along with Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive, Active City Stop collision avoidance and Active Grille Shutters for improved fuel efficiency.

Ford's new 'open sesame' hands-free tailgate system will also feature, which allows owners to activate the automatic tailgate by applying a "gentle kicking motion" under the rear bumper.

The new Kuga is one of 10 cars to be built on the same C-segment platform that underpins the new Focus.

Detailed pricing and specifications will be revealed closer to the Kuga's launch date.

For more Kuga and Ford news, see our links below.

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