The Ford is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, and it has great foothold in almost every part of the globe. Despite being the United States based automobile manufacturer, they have huge popularity in the European market as well. It has a production division in Germany that will soon gift the European market a brand new 2017 Ford Kuga. According to experts, this release will not receive many updates over the previous version because GM has already released a 2016 model of Kuga in 2015 that has almost every desired update covered. GM might provide a powerful engine option to the customers but it can’t be confirmed until it finally makes its way into the market. Kuga will be available in the US and few other markets around the world, under the Ford Escape badge.
2017 Ford Kuga – Improved Body and Interior:
The new Kuga will be developed based on popular demands by the people of Europe, so everyone can expect some modern additions on the car’s exterior. Although it won’t come up with many modifications, it will get a minor upgrade that is much-needed for this model.
Engineers are focusing on the front portion of the model and giving the new 2017 Ford Kuga a design along with amenities like a big trapezoidal grille, LED headlight with daytime running facility, auto on/off feature, rain sensing wiper and revamped lower air panel. The tail lights will get LED feature, wheels will get modern spoke detail, and there is a possibility it might get roof rails. Rest of the parts are expected to remain same as before.
Cabin area of 2017 Ford Kuga will boast an aesthetic design language and concentrate on maximum comfort as it is mostly preferred by families. 2017 Kuga will carry over most of the amenities of the 2016 model, but tech gadgets will be updated with modern equipment. So, equipment like SYNC3 infotainment system, automatic climate control, tachometer, SYNC connect feature, cruise control, safety features, and the audio system will all be upgraded. Apart from these, other elements like Bluetooth, USB port, phone connectivity, and audio will remain the same.
2017 Ford Kuga – Powered for Efficiency:
The 2017 Ford Kuga might adopt two petrol variants; first will be a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine that can crunch out horsepower up to 180 and a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine that can provide a maximum of 240 HP. It might also get a gasoline drivetrain option with a 2.0 liter Duratorq diesel unit that can produce 138 HP. All these engines will be mated to a six-speed gear system that will help the car to achieve an overall mileage of 35 mpg. According to reports, this vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 9 seconds. Both FWD and AWD drive variants will be available.
2017 Ford Kuga – Price and Release Date:
The 2017 Ford Kuga will enter the market by the second part of the year 2016, but there’s a chance of the release getting delayed further. Ford will keep the base price of Kuga around $23,000, which makes it affordable for the general population. Honda CRV, Mazda CX-5, and Jeep Cherokee will be its competitors in the future market.