A recap of the Geneva Motor Show – The Ford Kuga 0

The Geneva Motor Show 2012 was the showcase for the new Ford Kuga to be exhibited. The car comes with Ford’s new generation of styling which is aimed at attracting new buyers.

The 4×4 vehicle looks like it has all the attributes to be a success here in the UK. It will go on sale at some point next year here in the UK. We think the car will have plenty of takers.

Comparison with the last version

The Ford Kuga is largely based on the Ford Focus. It has changed from it’s first appearance in 2008, where it was mainly a soft roader which has various advantages over a typical hatchback. Now it is a much larger car able to store up to 442 litres.

4×4 without the typical bulk

The Ford Kuga is quite attractive which is one of it’s most appealing features. For those motorists who do not want the typical bulk of a 4×4 but want a stylish vehicle that hides that size away and contains all the attributes to keep the vehicle as a worthy 4×4, than the Kuga is the perfect choice. The cars off road abilities are quite exceptional as is the Kuga’s on road ability.

At the front of the car there is a wonderfully styled front grille with large wheel arches. These are two of the main design similarities with the Ford Focus.

The 1.6 Ecoboost engine

The highly anticipated and well received EcoBoost engine will be installed into the Ford Kuga. This particular version will be 1.6 litre and will run on petrol. The power upon the vehicle has not been confirmed officially. Rumours claim that the car will be able to achieve between 150 BHP and 180 BHP. The engine is economical yet smooth and has a satisfying amount of power.

The 2.0 TDCi diesel

The 2.0 TDCi diesel engine will be able to achieve 138 BHP with the more powerful variant achieving 161 BHP. There will be a six speed manual mated to the car or a Powershift semi automatic gearbox.

Main rivals

The main rivals for the Ford Kuga include the Land Rover Freelander, the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Toyota RAV 4 and the Honda CR-V.

The Ford Kuga will arrive here in the UK at the beginning of next year with prices expected to start from £21,645.