2017 Ford Kuga – The Ford Kuga is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Ford considering that 2008. It is depending on the C1 platform, that also forms the underpinnings of the Ford Focus and Ford C-Max. Both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are presented. The Kuga went on sale in the first half of 2008, and was built at Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany. In the UK, emphasising the car’s premium market aspirations, only high-end Zetec and Titanium specifications are presented.
The updated Kuga features a large upper trapezoidal grille and smaller sized reduced grille, too as new headlamps with LED daytime running lights to give it a face to match the smaller Ford EcoSport that was updated final year and the larger new Ford Edge coming this year.
2017 Ford Kuga Changes
In the continual march to maintain up with technology, Kuga gets Sync 3, which was designed to be far more intuitive and bug-free, for 2017. The crossover adds more parking assist-this time for perpendicular parking. Also enhanced: the collision avoidance system, all-wheel drive, and adaptive front lights, and there is now a hands-free liftgate.
The most visible change inside is the larger 8-inch touchscreen for the new SYNC 3 infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and which enables pinch and swipe gestures for the first time. Ford also replaced the conventional handbrake with an e-brake, when there’s a newly designed steering wheel optionally presented with heated leather, and fewer and “more easily distinguishable” buttons and switches across the dash.
2017 Ford Kuga Engines
Engine options contain a new 1.5-liter diesel that replaces the 2.0-liter diesel for the very same power but an anticipated 5 percent improvement in fuel economy and fuel emissions. Buyers can also choose the 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine.
A new 1.5-liter TDCi turbo diesel engine generating 120PS (118hp) joins the variety in front-wheel drive only, providing a combined fuel economy of 64.2mpg UK (4.4 l/100km or 53.5mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 115g/km.
Also offered are a 150PS (148hp) 2.0-liter TDCi diesel in both FWD and AWD versions, a 180PS (178hp) 2.0-liter TDCi diesel with Ford’s Intelligent All Wheel Drive, and also a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo petrol in 120PS (118hp) and 150PS (148hp) with front-wheel drive, and a 182PS (180hp) version of the same unit with AWD.
2017 Ford Kuga Release Date
Sales of the updated Kuga are anticipated to start in Europe in the fourth quarter of the year.