Ford to Debut New Kuga Diesel Crossover at Geneva Motor Show
16 February 2008
Ford will debut its new Kuga crossover at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show (6-16 March. The Kuga is derived from the iosis X Concept vehicle shown at the 206 Paris Motor Show, and is Ford of Europe’s first entry into the crossover segment.
The Kuga will be made available with a 2.0-liter diesel Duratorq TDCi 134 hp (100 kW) engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine provides high levels of torque—320 Nm at 2,000rpm and 340 Nm in transient overboost. FWD and intelligent AWD variants return fuel consumption figures of 6.3 and 6.4 liters/100km respectively (37.3 and 36.8 mpg US) on the combined cycle. The intelligent AWD variant emits 169 g CO2/km.
The Kuga is based on Ford C-car chassis components and technology. It will be manufactured at Ford’s Saarlouis plant in Germany, alongside the new Focus three-door, five-door and wagon variants and C-MAX.
And why can't this be produced in the U.S.?
Posted by: ejj | 16 February 2008 at 08:52 AM
i am tired of seeign such cars with oil price around 90$
i want to see cars with < 90 g CO2/km.
Posted by: | 16 February 2008 at 09:08 AM
Why not build in the USA? Health care costs are double those in Europe.
Posted by: tom deplume | 17 February 2008 at 01:47 PM
Moving a person from an SUV that gets 20 mpg to one that gets 36 mpg. saves 666.67 gallons of fuel a year if driven for 30000 miles a year. That’s well more than if you moved a person from a compact car alreading getting 30 mpg to one that gets in the 50’s. the real fuel saving benefits will come in the low mpg users not the already high mpg users.
Posted by: JD | 20 February 2008 at 10:13 AM