When it arrives, the Kuga will be available with a hybrid option, the first of Ford’s petrol-electric cars in Europe. The major news is that it may eventually be sold in North America alongside the C-Max MPV, with both CEO Alan Mulally and product development boss Derrick Kuzak said to be backing its arrival from across the Atlantic.
The Kuga is being developed on Ford’s C-platform architecture, which also spawns cars like the C-Max and award winning S-Max MPV. Its styling will be heavily influenced by the iosis_X concept that debuted at the Paris Show last year, showcasing the latest iteration of Ford’s ‘Kinetic Design’ theme.
Joining the hybrid version powerplant will be four-cylinder petrol and diesel units including a 1.6L aluminum Duratec unit and a PSA-designed 2.0L turbodiesel. If the Kuga is sold in the US, expect to see Ford’s new 3.5L V6 available as an option.