2020 Ford Kuga

Amsterdam showed the new 2018-2019 Ford Kuga model! The presentation took place on 04/02/19, and we are in a hurry to tell you the most interesting news about what changes will occur in the exterior and interior of the popular crossover, as well as what technical characteristics the novelty will appreciate.

Model history

1st generation crossover Ford Kuga off the assembly line in 2008. The car, designed specifically for the European market, was offered in variations with all-wheel or front-wheel drive, and the line of power units included diesel and gasoline engines.

In the US market, the model is known as the Ford Escape.

2nd generation began to release in 2012. It is this model that is currently presented on the Russian market in Ambiente, Trend, Trend Plus, Titanium, Ultra Comfort and Platinum trim levels. The starting price of the 2nd generation Kug crossover in the basic configuration is 1,386,000 rubles.

Another one 3rd generation - This is a new model of Ford Kuga, which is due out in early 2020. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the features of the new product in more detail by evaluating the first live photos and video of the crossover without camouflage.

Exterior

In the 2020 modification, Ford Kuga received a completely new body and its own unique design, making it unlike its predecessors. The novelty will be based, like the new 4th-generation Focus, on a modular C2 platform, which made it possible to make the car even larger, more spacious and more reliable.

Exterior models form:

  • a large 6-sided radiator grill, which received a new relief and is made in a laconic black color;
  • new head optics;
  • other hood stamping lines;
  • radically changed front bumper with air intake and integrated fog optics modules;
  • refusal of manufacturers from a black plastic body kit;
  • large wheel arches;
  • exclusive disc design;
  • a sloping roof, giving the body a resemblance to a hatchback;
  • barely visible, tightly pressed to the roof of the car, roof rails;
  • new geometry for modular taillights;
  • large tailgate;
  • a stepped bumper in which two tips of the exhaust system are integrated.

Experts are unanimous in the opinion that after such a massive update, the 2020 Ford Kuga resembles Focus in some of its features, and due to the rejection of a number of elements inherent in SUVs and body geometry, which gives the novelty the outlines of a large hatchback, it has become visually closer to passenger models than crossovers.

Also watch the first Ford promotional video:

Interior

The crossover interior will become even more spacious, and will also appreciate ergonomics and adaptability. Otherwise, the differences are not as dramatic as in the exterior. Designers of the company, as always, selected high-quality and practical materials for interior design.

The modern interior is made comfortable and functional by such elements as:

  • 12.3-inch digital dashboard with gesture control support
  • projection display;
  • multifunctional steering wheel;
  • 8-inch monitor multimedia system;
  • comfortable chairs with a lot of different adjustments;
  • innovative selector of driving modes (for automatic transmission);
  • a large number of compartments for storing small items;
  • panoramic sunroof;
  • high-quality acoustics B&O (10 speakers);
  • many connectors for pairing with modern gadgets and charging them;
  • Wi-Fi module with the ability to connect 10 devices;

Naturally, the functionality and availability of options that promise for the new Kug 2020, will depend on the configuration, and along with the expansion of the list of equipment will increase the price of the crossover.

For those who opt for cars with a classic ICE, the manufacturer has prepared an additional option - the ability to move the second-row seat, which will allow for easy transformation to increase the luggage compartment.

Important! In hybrid models, this option is not available due to the location of the batteries.

Specifications

With the transition to the C2 platform, Ford Kuga will become even larger - the 2020 car will receive the following dimensions:

Parameter

Value

Change

Length

4 613 mm

+89 mm

Height

1 682 mm

-20 mm

Width

1 882 mm

+44 mm

Wheelbase

2 710 mm

+20 mm

Luggage compartment

523 l

transforms to 1,062 l

+ 67 l

Kuga will be available, as before, in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive versions.

The engine range of the "classic" powertrain news includes:

engine's type

Volume

Power

Ecoboost turbo engine (3 cylinders)

1,5 l

120 h.p.

Ecoboost turbo engine (3 cylinders)

1,5 l

150 h.p.

EcoBlue Turbodiesel (4 cylinders)

1,5 l

120 h.p.

EcoBlue Turbodiesel (4 cylinders)

2.0 l

190 h.p.

But, the most important novelty of 2020 will be the appearance of three hybrid versions of the Ford Kuga model at once:

  • EcoBlue Hybrid, with a capacity of 150 hp, a 48-volt starter-generator and a flow rate of 5l / 100 km.
  • Hybrid (the so-called soft hybrid), with a capacity of 225 hp and combined consumption per “hundred” of 5.6 liters.
  • Plug-in hybrid225 horsepower and with a power reserve of up to 50 km purely on electrics, which the battery should provide at 14.4 kW / h. The combined consumption of such a model will be only 1.2 liters per 100 km.

The listed power units (classic and hybrid) can be aggregated with a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-band automatic.

Main competitors

The novelty will compete in the SUV class with such cars as:

  • Suzuki Vitara;
  • Renault Duster;
  • Peugeot 2008;
  • Infiniti QX30;
  • Mazda CX-9;
  • Nissan Murano.

Price and start of sales

The first Ford Kuga cars with classic diesel and gasoline engines should appear on sale at the end of 2019, while the start of sales of hybrid versions is scheduled for 2020.

It is still unknown what the starting price of the model will be, but the manufacturer has already said that the new product will be presented in 4 variations: Trend, Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale.

Which of the proposed trim levels will be presented on the Russian market and how much the “charged" version of the 2018-2019 Ford Kuga will cost domestic buyers will be known closer to the start of sales.

See also the presentation of the Ford Kuga 2020:

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