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Ford has recently announced, during the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, that the new Kuga will be produced in Russia.

After presenting it during this edition of the Moscow Motor Show, the Ford officials, through the voice of Martin Smith, Ford of Europe’s design chief, has announced that the small crossover will be produced in Russia. The announcement was made at the Russian automotive event and it’s part of a joint venture between the Sollers company and Ford.

The Ford and Sollers joint venture has started with the production of the Transit model at the Elabuga plant and, since the beginning of this year, over 5,000 units of the Transit have been produced. Besides the Transit and the Kuga, Ford is also planning to produce the Explorer, the Galaxy and the S-MAX in Russia too.

The all-new Ford Kuga is coming with a similar look to the US-spec Escape, with prominent air vents, a slender grille and an aggressive front fascia. The cabin of the model is getting metallic accents, black trim and it’s showing an increased size translated into 82 liters added to the luggage space. A 2.0 liter TDCi engine, in two outputs, is available for the Kuga, with 138 HP and 161 HP, along with a 1.6 liter EcoBoost with 173 HP.