Kuga came out in 2008 as a sport compact utility vehicle. It based on the same platform as C-Max and Focus. The sales of Kuga have been increasing since 2008 and it went over 300,000 units two years ago. It is a vehicle with great potential and with new modifications they hope to increase their share of the market. The 2018 Ford Kuga is coming with plenty of features you’ll love it. If you are thinking of buying Kuga wait for the 2018 model. In this review, we’ll try to present the most important pros and cons of the upcoming model.
2018 Ford Kuga Release Date and Price
The Ford Kuga 2018 is definitely worth its price. Price won’t be much different and it will cost around $25,000 for the base model. On the other hand, the release date hasn’t been determined yet. However, many believe new Kuga will be launched in 2018, but don’t be surprised if it comes out earlier. Perhaps it will even hit the market in late 2017.
The new Kuga 2018 will be part of the second generation of these vehicles. Many are confused whether it is Kuga or Escape, but these two are largely identical. According to the official information given by Ford, these two share 80 percent of the parts. The model is still based on the C1 platform.
Parts are mainly produced in Detroit while European models are assembled in Spain. Many praise the interior of the vehicle while the exterior isn’t changed much. A plastic appearance is one of the main flaws and designers didn’t do much to style it. All things considered, Ford did a great job once again and here are the main facts about the car.
The 2018 Ford Kuga will get a new engine under its hood. According to our sources, two EcoBoost engines with great fuel economy will be part of the lineup. A 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost is one of the options and it can deliver 147 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The second choice si more powerful and generates 33 hp and 23 lb-ft of torque more than the 1.6l. However, if you are looking for a fast car Kuga is not it. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds and the maximum speed is 116 mph. On the other hand, fuel economies of both engines are outstanding. EPA rating of the first one stands at 35 mpg while the second one is slightly more efficient – 37 mpg. This way above the average in the class and we bet you cannot think of another compact SUV which is that efficient. It is possible the vehicle will be paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, but these are only speculations.
Redesign of New Ford Kuga 2018
Ford did a great job with the design once again, but they could’ve done a bit more. The 2018 Ford Kuga is more attractive than its predecessors and it surely attracts new customers. It is coming in several different trim levels: Ambiance, Trend and Titanium. The first thing you notice is that the car is a larger and wider than the 2017 model. There are two different sizes of wheels available for new Kuga: 17-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels. Front bumper is larger as well as the rear one and these should be all modifications of the exterior.
When it comes to the interior, it is obvious there is more space inside the cabin. Passengers will be more comfortable with extra legroom and headroom. One of the new inner features is a new touchscreen with an infotainment system. Technology is up to date and there are standard things such as Bluetooth connection, satellite radio, rearview camera, lane departure warning system, etc. Safety systems remained the same and there shouldn’t be any additional features.