Ford, the American automotive giant, has unveiled the redesigned Ford Kuga, a popular SUV, with a facelift and new technologies, bidding farewell to diesel engine options.
Ford, which has been planning some changes for the Kuga model for a while, has introduced the refreshed Kuga. It's safe to say that the updated version is getting closer in terms of design to the new Ford models. Particularly, the interior has undergone significant changes, and the Kuga will also bid farewell to diesel engines.
While it may be difficult to notice the differences between various versions of some cars, that is not the case for the Ford Kuga. The front view of the vehicle has undergone a significant transformation.
A Significant Transformation in Kuga's Exterior Design
The front bumper has been modified to provide a more robust appearance, and the grille design of the vehicle has been refreshed. The Ford logo is also present on the grille. The new headlight design features a two-part structure.
The appearance of the vehicle will undergo minor changes depending on the selected trim level. Additionally, with this series, we will be introduced to Kuga's Active trim package for the first time. Those who choose this package will see Active logos in various parts of the vehicle. Furthermore, the suspension height will increase by 10 mm in this package.
Ford engineers have made significant changes to the interior design of the Kuga.
Despite the facelift, the Ford Kuga continues to be produced on the C2 platform. This prevents the vehicle from undergoing significant dimensional changes. The differences in size between the new and old models are at most 31 mm, which is negligible for a 4.6-meter-long car.
Nevertheless, Ford engineers have shown their creativity inside the vehicle. The rear seat, placed on a spring system, can be slid to increase the cargo space. This way, an additional luggage space of up to 77 liters can be created, if needed.
The most significant changes are found in the front console. The console has been redesigned and consolidated with a 13.2-inch multimedia screen. This system will come as a standard feature in all models and utilize SYNC 4 software. Additionally, the Kuga, equipped with radial buttons, creates more storage space for the driver and the front passenger in the center console. The new Kuga models also offer connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The engine options for the new Kuga have also been revealed.
The 2.0 EcoBlue engine option, which could be found in the non-facelifted versions and is also available in our country, will no longer be used with the arrival of the new Kuga. Following the latest trends, the Kuga will be electrified. At the top of the list of new engine options, there will be a plug-in hybrid version. This hybrid engine can generate up to 243 horsepower, with a 2.5-liter internal combustion section and only AWD driving option. At the bottom of the list, there is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that can produce 120 horsepower.
Ford has not yet disclosed the price of the facelifted Kuga. The release date of the model is also unknown at the moment. However, looking at Ford's unveiling of the vehicle, we can expect an announcement soon regarding these matters.