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Park SP — updated Ford Kuga and its turbosplit

Recently on drafting the Park has become even closer: we have updated Ford Kuga, assembled in Yelabuga. Assembled well: painted well, gaps even, serious flaws are not detected. However, one complaint I have: the plastic door sills are installed carelessly. Hopefully, the remark only applies to machines from the first batch, which included our Kuga.

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Ford Kuga

Manufacturer Of “Ford Sollers Holding”

Year of production 2016

To operate “Behind the wheel” from April 2017

Mileage at the time of the report, 7000 km

Will list those “buns” which most competitors Kuga. The wiper blades move from the center to the side pillar, not leaving large blind spots on the windshield. In the front bumper and shutters, which open automatically if required to enhance the air flow through the radiators for cooling the engine and an automatic transmission. This takes into account the engine temperature and the outside temperature, the operation mode of the air conditioner and the vehicle speed. Even ice protection is provided. For example, if the air temperature is from -5 to +2 °C dampers closed.

Plastic sill between the door and rear wheel arch looks like it jumped off the mounts after a ride on the road.Plastic sill between the door and rear wheel arch looks like it jumped off the mounts after a ride on the road.

However, the main competitive advantage of the Kuga — classical 6-speed automatic 6F35 joint development of Ford and General Motors. In different versions this box is found on the Tricks and some Chevrolet models (e.g., Cruz and Captiva). The machine is very reliable, unpretentious and during the operation did not give serious grounds for criticism. Of course, it would be possible to work on its settings in certain modes — in particular, the speed of response to control actions of the driver (although it is possible that this would adversely affect the life of the unit).

However, it is more important that fluid mechanics is much better suited to work in off-road conditions than other automatic transmission. In the past it was the robot with two couplings PowerShift scare away many potential buyers of the Kuga. And let fears were often far-fetched, it doesn’t matter now. It is a pity that the automatic has no dipstick — the oil level is checked on the control tube.

Electronics, control dampers grilles, takes into account a lot of factors. For example, the blinds are closed while the engine is cold. This speeds up the heating.Electronics, control dampers grilles, takes into account a lot of factors. For example, the blinds are closed while the engine is cold. This speeds up the heating.

For the completed kilometers, of which about a thousand had to travel on regional roads, generally positive experience, but there is a reason for criticism. Landing behind the wheel is superb: the long road back does not get tired, the legs do not become numb. And lateral support of the seats seems to be enough for a moderate drive. But the possibility of the chassis and the turbo allow for more than just leisurely roll along the road. Sometimes Kuga literally urged on to go into the next turn faster, thrilling my driversi appetite. And I no-no and will give in to temptation — how can I deny myself the pleasure? With the energetic drive and feedback steering clear, and informative brake. But reliable lateral support is not enough…

The weights on the intermediate support propeller shaft eliminates vibration in the drivetrain.The weights on the intermediate support propeller shaft eliminates vibration in the drivetrain.

Basically the muffler drilled microscopic holes inside to prevent condensation, which causes corrosion.Basically the muffler drilled microscopic holes inside to prevent condensation, which causes corrosion.

However, the Kuga first family car: spacious and well equipped. Get at least a 220‑volt outlet — it is not the price in a long journey! At the rear of a number by itself, and the passengers can sit freely, enjoying the silence in the cabin and smoothness. In my opinion, in terms of riding comfort Kuga is one of the leaders in its class.

On versions without a sunroof, the interior lamp is located between the front riders, but not at the salon mirror. In the dark the front passenger can use it without disturbing the driver.On versions without a sunroof, the interior lamp is located between the front riders, but not at the salon mirror. In the dark the front passenger can use it without disturbing the driver. At the feet of rear passengers is located 220‑volt outlet.At the feet of rear passengers is located 220‑volt outlet.

The motor on our machine, as I mentioned, turbocharged. This 1.5 liter (after updating the working volume decreased from 1.6 to 1.5 liters) engine series EcoBoost, with 150 HP Special swagger to expect from him is not necessary, but for a car with a curb weight of slightly more than 1.6 tonnes of its possibilities enough. For lovers of hotter there’s a 182‑strong modification, and the younger version impresses with a lower tax rate.

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You can save on fuel: manufacturer officially allowed to use the 92nd gasoline. I think it is a marketing ploy. The compression ratio of the motor is quite high (10,0), and even the turbo, so I pour only 95 octane, and the factory tolerances’ll save it for an emergency. As for fuel consumption, my expectations were not fulfilled: in the Kuga eats from 14.5 to 15 litres per 100 km. Even with the layup in traffic — too much! On the road the consumption drops to 11 l/100 km But other expenses, except for fuel, Kuga during operation is not required. At least not yet.

The costs of operation and maintenance (3000-7000 km)*

The cost of maintaining 23 088 RUB.

From them on gasoline (Ron 95, the average consumption of 14.8 l/100 km) 23 088 RUB.

The cost of 1 km mileage of 5.77 RUB.

*Excluding the cost of policies CTP and hull.

Park SP — updated Ford Kuga and its turbosplit

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