2020 Ford Kuga: Specs, Redesign, Platform, Hybrid Engine
The first change is obvious: the silhouette. The 2020 Ford Kuga adopts a more typical crossover look. It seems to have become a Focus SUV. Thus, unlike Ecosport and Edge, the grille does not integrate the logo.
This evolution seems to be explained by the upcoming arrival of another compact SUV, which will fully play the card of the adventurer style, with more rectangular lines. This new silhouette gives the impression that the vehicle is smaller, but it extends 9 cm, 4.61 meters!
Like the last productions of the brand, the Kuga multiplies the personalities. It is here presented in ST Line version, with a fully painted body and sports elements (no protection in raw plastic, chrome replaced by black). The Kuga will also be entitled to the chic variant Vignale. Note that the name Kuga is now in the center of the hatchback as on the Focus.
2020 Ford Kuga Interior
Proof that we can call this Kuga the Focus SUV, inside, we find squarely the dashboard of the compact. A nice economy of scale. The presentation is classic, with a touch screen 8 inches tablet and physical controls for air conditioning and radio. There is still a novelty compared to the Focus: the arrival of a 100% digital instrumentation, with 12.3-inch screen.
he habitability is progressing, with at the back 35 mm more space for the head and 36 mm more at the hips. The trunk volume oscillates between 456 and 523 liters thanks to the possibility of sliding the rear seat. The quality of materials is in the middle of the category.
On the equipment side, there will be for the comfort according to the versions a head-up display, a B & O audio system with 10 speakers, a Wifi terminal. For safety, the vehicle will, of course, be full of aids to driving: active assistance in keeping in the lane, adaptive cruise control, false warning.
2020 Ford Kuga takes over the C2 global platform inaugurated last year by the Focus. With this new base, the model loses weight: up to 90 kg less in equivalent version. Side engines, the third Kuga focuses on electrification. Ford wants to catch up on the subject.
2020 Ford Kuga Specs
This will be the first model of the brand in Europe available in a rechargeable hybrid. This variant combines a four-cylinder gasoline 2.5 liter Atkinson cycle with an electric block, for a maximum power of 225 hp. The battery is 10.3 kWh, enough to hope to do more than 50 km without using unleaded. The full electricity is via a plug located in the front fender on the driver’s side. A simple hybrid variant with this 2.5 liters will also be on the menu.
Unlike other compact SUVs that said no to diesel, the Kuga will still be offered with Ecoblue. There will be the small 1.5 of 120 hp, then the 2.0 declined in 150 and 180 hp. The 150 hp will benefit from a slight hybridization, with alternator-starter. As for gasoline, there will also be the 3 cylinders 1.5 EcoBoost, in 120 and 150 hp.
The engines Configurations
|gasoline||1.5 Ecoboost||120 ch||BVM||Traction||6.5 l / 100 km||149 g / km|
|1.5 Ecoboost||150 ch||BVM||Traction||NC||NC|
|Diesel||1.5 EcoBlue||120 ch||BVM||Traction||4.8 l / 100 km||127 g / km|
|1.5 EcoBlue||120 ch||Auto 8 rap.||Traction||NC||NC|
|2.0 EcoBlue||150 ch||BVM||Traction||5.0 l / 100 km||132 g / km|
|2.0 EcoBlue||180 ch||Auto 8 rap.||4×4||5.7 l / 100 km||150 g / km|
|Simple Hybrid||2.5 essence||225 ch||car||Traction||5.6 l / 100 km||130 g / km|
|Rechargeable Hybrid||2.5 essence||225 ch||car||Traction||1.2 l / 100 km||29 g / km|
* with the new WLTP measurement cycle
It will be necessary to wait to discover the 2020 Ford Kuga in concessions. It will arrive in concessions in the first quarter of 2020. Rates are not yet known at the moment.