The Ford Escape which is known as Kuga in Europe is the latest SUV having its new generation model in progress. It will be available in blue, white and red color. The 3rd generation Kuga came in 2012 and it is about time that the car receives some fresh touches. Ford is not going to make significant changes in the car but it will be enough to make this family car better in looks (both inside and outside) and performance.
2016 Ford Kuga – Exterior and Interior Design
Although the test mule was camouflaged, but the wrappers were not enough to keep the eyes of professionals away from the changes. Some say that the new generation 2016 Ford Kuga will arrive in the US markets as 2017 model. Let’s start with the changes in the exterior. The car’s body is going to be edgy but it is high from the ground about 200mm which is not that bad. This 5 door 2016 Ford Kuga will have enough room to accommodate a whole family. It is said to be a sports utility vehicle but the automakers did not include the full-sized spare tires. The front of the bumper and sides seem to be remolded but not much was visible. There were changes at the rear too particularly a new tailgate design is expected with revised taillights. Starting with the exterior changes, you will the see panoramic roof, 19 inch dual spoke alloy wheels and a rear diffuser. Much details are not available but it is heard that the interior will be equipped with premium detailing. Torino leather seats will be added. Features include Sony infotainment system, DAB radio, satellite navigation and active park assist system. It will make a find family car. With its AWD system, it can overcome all kinds off road obstacles. The exterior of the vehicle is aligned with its interior.
2016 Ford Kuga – Engine and Performance
At present, not much information is available for 2016 Ford Kuga engine however it has been heard that the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine will be replaced by the 1.5 liter EcoBoost engine from 2016 Ford Fusion. Although there is a displacement of 1.0 liter but this engine is capable of producing more frugal and it has an additional horsepower and torque i.e. it can produce 181 hp and a torque of 185-pound feet. It is going to be available in 4 wheel drive system with improved stability control letting the driver even take control during complication conditions. Safety features such as 7 airbags, emergency assistance system, immobilizer fit and the advance alarm system are provided. All these features make this car a perfect family vehicle.
2016 Ford Kuga – Price and Release Date
It is expected that 2016 Ford Kuga will be released in the 3rd quarter of the year 2016 with a price of $37,000. This amount increases too depending on the new tech, safety features and engine improvements made. Let’s wait for the company to make further announcements about the specs and features. If you are a fan or looking forward to buying Kuga, then stay tuned for the official updates.