Geneva motor show 2012: Top 10 cars - Ford Kuga
That’s not necessarily a good thing. Ford’s cabins and dashboards seem to work well across both continents, but the exterior styling is another matter – and there’s no doubt, in that respect, the Kuga is a much more American vehicle than the car it is to replace.
The Kuga will launch with a choice of 2.0-litre diesels or a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol. However, we’d be surprised if smaller engines and even an all-electric version don’t turn up before long.
There are useful gains in practicality, with bootspace up by more than 80 litres and a more spacious cabin. It’s just a question of whether European buyers are willing to accept the US-centric styling. Ford is banking on it.
It will go on sale next year, with prices starting from around £23,000.
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