The Ford Kuga, which will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, is Ford Europe’s first attempt at the crossover market. The car is based on the Iosis X Concept which was presented in 2006 at the Paris Auto Show. Back then, John Fleming, Ford Europe’s President and CEO, said that Ford will be showing a production-ready version of the Iosis X. So here we are, a year and a half after that, and the Kuga is almost out.
The Ford Kuga is based on Ford’s C-car architecture (used on the Ford Focus and the Ford C-MAX) and it will be available with both front wheel drive and all wheel drive, while safety and handling are improved with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with combined Anti Rollover Mitigation (ARM), and ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
For the Kuga, Ford will offer a 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine develops 136 hp (100kW) and 320 Nm at 2,000rpm while fuel consumption is estimated at 6.3 and 6.4 liters per 100 km and 169 g/km CO2 emissions.
The Ford Kuga will be produced at Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany alongside the new Focus three-door, five-door and wagon variants and C-MAX.
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Ful Photo Gallery: Ford Kuga