• Jun 18, 2009
Could CUV coupes (coupe-UVs?) be the next big thing? BMW and Acura have both introduced fastback crossovers, and AutoExpress has tossed up some renderings of a super-sharp Ford Kuga that could do battle in this new arena. While the styling on the regular Kuga is attractive enough, a two door taking even more cues from the Iosis X concept is pretty damned delectible.
Style might rule above substance, but that's not much to complain about, considering that Ford's EcoBoost engines ported from the Fiesta are what AE suggests will spin a PowerShift dual-clutch unit. The rest of the details, such as stop-start and superb dynamics, could all just be fantastical dreaming predicated on some good looking altered images; Ford's concentrating on the Focus and C-Max, with an MPV following on the heels of those two. If it does happen, we should see something on the show circuit for 2011.

[Source: AutoExpress, Photo:Miroslav]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why? These things look stupid. The only one I've seen on the road is an X6 and it is ugly as sin.

      If you want an suv, get an suv. If you want a car, get a car. Stop trying to hedge. The result offspring between the two is worse than either.

      Just my opinion ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Come on AutoBlog! Circulate a petition among your 150,000,000 readers to rewrite a little common sense into our CAFE regs & get all this good stuff over here!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are there any plans to bring the current Kuga to North America?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is Awesome!
      Will they bring it to the USA, though?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks very BMW X6ish....cept in coupe form...which is veeery good
      • 5 Years Ago
      the rear and side are Alfa liek in design. a good thing yes, but I'd rather it be applied an a sedan and it's counter coupe than a CUV

      Imagine a nice Mercury Milan sedan with this styling direction and the coupe version of it
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dang I'd buy that in a heartbeat!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the idea of CUV Coupes. My first car was an "SUV Coupe" - a Bronco II and I absoloutly loved it. Back in the day there were more 2 door SUVs than 4 door ones.
        • 5 Years Ago
        thus dispelling the arguments of the haters that this was purely a segment concocted recently by cynical soul-less marketing execs looking to exploit a temporary trend of rich idiots.

        thank. you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hey autoblog,

      how come no smartass remarks about any vague resemblances to the X6?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why not spend the money on making a Euro Focus based Capri instead? Greater sales potential and makes more sense from a product stand point.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Eww.


      Not feeling that render.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        i like it , i travel a lot on roads with potholes, gravel roads and snow. this car would be great for me. i would definitely chose this over the X1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        This will totally be better then the X6, hope it will hit the states. IN your face BMW. GO Ford.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Why not, somebody should do a better job than BMW with X6.
        Remember the Saturn Prevue?

        http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/04/prevue00002.jpg
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