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 Kuga takes on Port Elizabeth

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PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — The Ford Kuga, a serious contender in the compact SUV market, was officially launched in Port Elizabeth at the start of February and has already made a strong impression.
 
Journalists from Port Elizabeth newspapers, radio stations and business publications were treated to the launch of this impressive new model, followed by a selection of Ford Struandale Engine Plant employees.
 
The launch involved a detailed and informative presentation on the Kuga at the stunning new Eastern Cape Motors dealership on William Moffett Express Way, followed by a scenic drive through to Shamwari Game Reserve – where the guests got to try out a mix of city, highway and gravel driving.
 
In tune with the Kuga’s adventurous orientation, supported by its intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, the launch then headed into the exclusive reserve for a visit to the Born Free Foundation, a superb organisation which provides a safe and nurturing haven for rescued wild animals. The facility takes in rescued wild animals from all over the world and specialises in big cats.
 
The drive through the reserve was a delight for those eager to get a handle on the Kuga’s off-road capabilities. The drive took a lunch break at the scenic Long Lee Manor. The trip back was a true test for the Kuga as a 22 km gravel stretch proved the vehicle’s exceptional stability and control.
 
I was pleased when I was asked to attend the launch of the new Kuga recently, but to be honest I didn't know just how my fun I would have on the day. The whole event was very professional and the location in the African bushveld was simply stunning and very fitting to try out some of the new Kuga's capabilities amongst the Big 5,” said Neil Stander, manufacturing engineering manager.
 
The Kuga’s great performance due to its 2.5 litre, five-cylinder turbocharged engine meant that both trips were successes with the Kuga being the star of the day.
 
“Blue Oval is bang-on with Kuga. The Kuga is a stylish crossover that seems to tick all the right boxes, and it provides excellent ride quality,” said Morne’ Condon of Die Burger.
 
 
The guests make their way to Born Free Foundation.
FMCSA employees learn more about what the organisation does.
   
 
 
   

  

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2/20/2012 1:55 AM