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The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced that its Kuga compact SUV will be officially introduced in Australia too, in 2012.

According to the car manufacturer, the Ford Kuga will be offered in Australia in two versions, the Kuga Trend and the Kuga Titanium. Ford says that both versions will come with the 2.5 liter five-cylinder petrol turbo engine which is developing a total output of 197 horsepower. The engine is being mated to a five-speed automatic transmission which is sending power to an intelligent all-wheel drive system, offering a combined fuel consumption of 6.41 liters every 100 km and emitting 169 g/km of CO2.

“The Ford Kuga will be an exciting addition to our Australian model range. The Ford Kuga is certain to appeal to customers looking for a stylish, practical and fun compact SUV. During the last year we have either replaced or updated around 85 percent of Ford’s Australian model line-up and we are certain the Ford Kuga will be another compelling offer for our customers”, said the president and CEO of Ford Australia, Bob Graziano.

As a reminder, the Ford Kuga is a compact crossover SUV designed and produced by Ford, being based on the C1 platform of the Focus and the C-Max, with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive offered. The Kuga first went on sale in the first half of 2008.