Although you are not suppose to see this, our Spanish friends misinterpreted the embargo date and now the whole world gets to see the new Ford Kuga ahead of its official debut and this month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

2008 Ford Kuga

Inspired by the iosis X Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Ford has styled the 4WD crossover as part of the company's new Kinetic Design. With the ability to switch between 4WD and FWD, the Kuga is designed completely by Ford Europe.

2008 Ford Kuga Rear

Ford is offering a hybrid engine in the Kuga, with the engine range expanding to include a four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. The Kuga concept only manages 136hp (102kW) from its 2.0-litre diesel engine, coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

2008 Ford Kuga Interior

There are no plans to bring to Kuga to Australia in the near future, although with the growing market for compact crossover SUVs, the Kuga would sit nicely below the locally built Ford Territory.