The new model 2018 Ford Kuga is getting a makeover to stay competitive. It is a mid-size SUV which gives a fair competition to its rivals in this hot segment. Launched in 2008 on the similar platform as C-Max and Focus, the sales have always been on the rise for the Kuga. It was designed mainly for the European drivers, but to due to excellent characteristics, it gained popularity globally. The Americans are familiar with this model as Ford Escape. With plenty of modifications expected for this model, the manufacturers are hoping to maximize their market share. The new Kuga 2018 will join second generation fleet of its vehicles.
2018 Ford Kuga – Stylish Design
To attract new buyers, makers have once again done a good job in designing 2018 Ford Kuga. In terms of the exterior, the latest refresh has brought Kuga at par with other models of Ford such as Eco sport and endeavor. Look wise, it seems bigger and wider than 2017 model and more attractive than its predecessors. It is going to be available in three trim levels: Ambience, Trend and Titanium. The 2018 model also includes a trapezoidal front grille and reduced lower grille which adds to its appearance. There are various designs of wheels and size to choose to range from 17-inch to 19-inch alloy wheel.
As far as the interior is concerned, more legroom and also headroom is provided for passenger’s comfort. Seats are redesigned to be adjustable with armrest provided for additional support. The 2018 Ford Kuga model can easily accommodate five passengers with luggage space provided at the back. Apart from this, it is also loaded with the latest infotainment system with stuff like Bluetooth connectivity, CD player, and an 8-inch touch screen. For safety purpose, rearview camera, satellite radio and lane departure warning come as a standard feature.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the Bonnet, the new 2018 Ford Kuga will come up with two powerful Eco boost engines. The base model will be fitted with 1.6 liters turbocharged four-cylinder Eco boost engine which will deliver 147 horsepower and torque of 177-lb ft. The higher version will have a more powerful 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder Eco boost engine with capabilities of delivering 180 horsepower. However, the top-rated speed is 116 mph and it takes 10 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. In terms of performance, the fuel economy for both engines is great. As per EPA ratings, the first one runs for 23 miles per gallon and other slightly better at 30 miles per gallon. The 2018 Ford Kuga will also come with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission gearbox in both front wheel and all-wheel drive.
MSRP and Release Date
For those thinking to buy Ford Kuga should wait for 2018 model. Starting prices for 2018 Ford Kuga for the base model are expected to cost around 28,000 dollars and may go higher for upper trim versions. The release date will be in the first half of 2018. With so many enhancements, it is worth waiting for.