Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd July 2017, 14:34   #16
BHPian
 
mayjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delhi
Posts: 162
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Re: Ford India imports Kuga SUV

That power figure of 275 bhp sounds tasty!
Don't think there has ever been a mainstream car with that much power, at least in India.
Though the torque figure of 245 Nm sounds absolutely anaemic in comparison. The actual figure seems to be 380 Nm (Wikipedia).

Seems like it will leave the Endeavour gasping for breath.
mayjay is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 14:50   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: EU - Nordic
Posts: 1,543
Thanked: 918 Times
Default Re: Ford India imports Kuga SUV

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Ford Kuga ruled out for India, Ford Escape steps in,
Isn't Escape just a new name for the refreshed Kuga?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayjay View Post
Seems like it will leave the Endeavour gasping for breath.
It would probably also leave the owner gasping for breath at the fuel station
StarrySky is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 15:20   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
kiku007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,595
Thanked: 1,198 Times
Default Re: Ford India imports Kuga SUV

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarrySky View Post
Isn't Escape just a new name for the refreshed Kuga?
Kuga nameplate was retired in favour of Escape.

2017 Escape and Ecosport facelift front facia are very similar.
kiku007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 15:24   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 3,024 Times
Default Re: Ford India imports Kuga SUV

The 2.0 EcoBoost is lovely to drive and returned decent FE in the rental Fusion I drove stateside. Would probably suck in b2b Indian traffic, but highway driveability is superb.
Chetan_Rao is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 16:03   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Chennai/Sydney
Posts: 67
Thanked: 86 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiku007 View Post
Kuga nameplate was retired in favour of Escape.

2017 Escape and Ecosport facelift front facia are very similar.
It is the SUV family face which Ford is now following. Like Hyundai. Both are similar to Endy and Ranger. Hatchback and sedans have similar front facia.
arunramaswamy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 17:12   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vizag
Posts: 1,907
Thanked: 1,121 Times
Default Re: Ford India imports Kuga SUV

More than SUV, this thing looks like a large S-Cross. Not sure if this car can replicate the success of Ecosport or Endeavour. We haven't seen pricey crossovers doing good here. Even CRV/Santa Fe, two of the best looking crossovers, met with very limited success.
pgsagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2017, 19:56   #22
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Chennai/Sydney
Posts: 67
Thanked: 86 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pgsagar View Post
More than SUV, this thing looks like a large S-Cross. Not sure if this car can replicate the success of Ecosport or Endeavour. We haven't seen pricey crossovers doing good here. Even CRV/Santa Fe, two of the best looking crossovers, met with very limited success.
Escape has an excellent road presence. I looks like a mini Endy. Has a sharp design which gives an SUV impression at first sight. It is a size or 2 larger than S-Cross. While S-Cross looks more like a hatchback, Escape looks like a proper SUV.
arunramaswamy is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SCOOP: BMW X1 facelift and Ford Kuga?? Dieselite The Indian Car Scene 22 30th January 2013 22:18
Imports on sale in India v10 Super-Cars & Imports in India 24 19th December 2008 20:57
Japanese Imports in India ?!!? Stunn-R Super-Cars & Imports in India 5 10th October 2007 14:22


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:04.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks