Auto Express has a few ideas for a new Ford Kuga coupe. But does Ford share the same thoughts?
From out of nowhere comes this reporting claiming that Ford is readying a Ford Kuga coupe. The magazine suggests -without a source- that Ford could be planning both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions of a three-door Kuga, to be introduced sometime in 2011.
The source is showing off interesting-looking renderings of the sport activity vehicle with a "sloping roofline" and a look inspired by the Ford Fiesta. Styling lines are meant to remind us of the Ford Iosis X concept seen during the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Looking at old renderings of the Iosis X makes it seem like the Auto Express artist lifted the entire front end from that vehicle. The artist added large alloy wheels, raising the vehicle off the ground in similar fashion to the Iosis X. By basing the renderings off the Iosis series of concepts, Auto Express has digitally built a car that is easily distinguished from the Kuga SUV (seen above).
As a budget priced vehicle, the Ford Kuga Coupe could be a good entry-level choice for those looking to purchase an SAV. If produced, the vehicle could get a 1.6-liter turbo petrol with up to 180 horsepower. This engine would be a newcomer appearing alongside the turbocharged, direct-injection EcoBoost petrol units. Two turbodiesel units, including a 128 hp 1.6-liter and a 197hp 2.0-liter, could also make it on the car. The 2.0-liter model may also be made as a 168hp version.
Speculation has a six-speed manual or Powershift twin-clutch automatic transmission offered for the car. Other features would include a new sat-nav unit, rearward facing camera, Bluetooth, panoramic glass roof (not seen in the renderings), and start-stop technology. You can visit Auto Express to see their drawings.