Ford will finally reveal Kuga Crossover at Geneva. Ford's Duratorq TDCI engine is favoured for Kuga, AWD and FWD options available.

Ford will be showing its Kuga crossover vehicle at the Geneva International Motor Show. Ford, clearly impressed with the name Kuga – remember the Ford Cougar? – are adamant this vehicle signals a new direction for them, especially in Europe.

Two versions of drive come into play, with the Haldex intelligent AWD system at the top, while FWD will be the cheaper option for those who are quite satisfied with climbing city pavements rather than taking bush expeditions.

Both derivatives will be fitted with the working Duratorq TDCi from Ford which makes 100kW and 320Nm at 2000rpm, with an overboost function that’s good for temporary power need like while overtaking. Fuel economy of 6.3 and 6.4 litres per 100km for the FWD and AWD is claimed. This is obviously a Euro-targeted vehicle, telling not only by its diesel engine, but also the fact that the only transmission available at launch will be a Getrag Ford Durashift 6-speed manual.

Based on the iosis X Concept of Paris 2006, drama was the buzzword for Ford at that period as other distinctive models such as the F250 Super Chief and 4-Trac Concept were shown. The Kuga will be manufactured in Ford’s German plant at Saarlouis.

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