Kuga is a compact SUV which is designed and produced by the company’s European division in Germany. The Ford Kuga was originally launched in 2007 and it is closely related to the American model Escape. The differences between these two models are so minor that they could be considered as twin models. The second generation was launched in 2012 and now it seems that the company realized it is time for some modifications. The new 2016 Ford Kuga will come refreshed and with several changes.
2016 Ford Kuga Exterior Design
As for the exterior, the 2016 Ford Kuga will come with visual and mechanical changes. Since the testing model has been spied on the streets, it revealed some big changes, well, at least in its exterior design. The most of the changes will be at the front end of the model.
It will come with Ford’s new design language. Many details will be borrowed from the models like the 2016 Ford Fusion or the 2015 Edge. The front end will have revamped grille and it will come along with a new pair of headlights, accented by LED daytime running lights.
Interior Design of the new Ford Kuga
Interior of the new 2016 Kuga will be spacious enough for the whole family. The comfort is guaranteed and safe enough for all passengers, including the babies in their safety seats. The seats will be covered in leather, while the arm rest between the front seats is wide enough to provide extra comfort.
There will be enough leg room too, it is measured to fit most people. Unfortunately, there will be a little less space on the rear seats for legs and heads, because of the strong sealing with the sunroof. This sunroof has the protective moving panel and it is hidden right above the rear seats. It is certainly not a deal breaker, but it should be mentioned.
Under the hood of the Ford Kuga 2016
The Ford Kuga 2016 will continue to use the company’s versatile Global C platform, so the changes in the engine department aren’t expected. It is not official yet, but the current lineup will probably remain. As to petrol units, there will probably be two engines in offer. First one will be a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and this one will be available in two variants.
First variant will have 148 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque, while the other one will have 180 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. Other engine will be a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with the capacity to produce 239 hp. As to diesel variants, the new Kuga will offer a 2.0-liter Duratorq diesel engine capable to produce 161 hp and 251 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to achieve from 0 to 60 mph in 10.2 seconds. The top speed is limited to 187 km/h.
2016 Ford Kuga Price and Release Date
The 2016 Ford Kuga will most likely come on the market later this year, while the price will probably stay unchanged and that means that the price for the base model will be around $23.000 and it will probably go up to price of the $37.000.
2016 Ford Kuga
Kuga is a compact SUV which is designed and produced by the company’s European division in Germany. The Ford Kuga was originally launched in 2007 and it is closely related to the American model Escape. The differences between these two models are so minor that they could be considered as twin models.