2020 Ford Kuga Redesign, New Engine & Equipment [UPDATE]
The 2020 Ford Kuga will arrive in late 2019 or early 2020. We still do not know your image, but some data and a video where it rolls in the development phase.
Although at the moment the information available on the future Ford Kuga is little, or null officially speaking, little by little we can go by telling you some details more about a vital model for our country. With more than 300,000 units registered as an Escape in the United States or more than 150,000 as Kuga in Europe, the Best compact SUV is a global success model.
Well, the first good news on which will be the third generation of Ford Kuga we met last November. Ford’s president and CEO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa then announced the investment of more than 750 million euros in Almussafes (Valencia) for the production of the next model. The second news, already of product, we are knowing these days with mules of tests in phases of development sighted byroads of the south of Europe. In the video you will see below, the KindelTech channel shows it exclusively.
2020 Ford Kuga Engine Specs – Plug-in hybrid version
The countdown to know all the final data and the design of the 2020 Ford Kuga, the third generation of the medium SUV of the oval firm, has already started. The American brand continues immersed in the intense development of this model and everything points to its international premiere will take place at the next edition of the New York Motor Show, which will be held from 17 to 28 April. In the city that never sleeps, it will be presented as Escape 2020 (for the North American market), while the arrival of “European Kuga” to the concessionaires of the Old Continent is scheduled for this same summer, according to the latest information it has had Autopista.es access.
The 2020 Ford Kuga returns to monopolize the prominence of today’s news by leaking on the Internet a document with the most likely engines that will have this new SUV. In gasoline, the access version will correspond to the new turbocharged three-cylinder engine 1.5 EcoBoost in power levels of 150 and 182 hp, which has already been released by the Focus 2018. This new three-cylinder engine from the EcoBoost family will replace the previous 1.5 EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
In certain markets, a step above the 1.5 EcoBoost 182 hp would be a new EcoBoost four-cylinder and 2.0-liter displacement of 240 hp, somewhat less powerful and more efficient than the current EcoBoost 2.0 of 248 hp It is marketed in some countries of the world.
The new Ford Kuga 2020 will also incorporate an efficient and interesting plug-in hybrid version, in which the internal combustion engine would be a 2.5-liter displacement petrol engine. At the moment, no data has been filtered regarding the power or the possible levels of consumption and emissions of this unprecedented variant.
For the European market, it is more than likely that the third-generation Ford Kuga also includes diesel engines. Thus, the new 2.0 EcoBlue should be the basis of the Kuga Diesel offer, perhaps with the same power levels announced in the Mondeo 2019: 120, 150 and 190 HP. The new 8-speed automatic transmission will reach a good portion of the engines, although a new 9-speed box is also announced in the United States.
Platform, Equipment & Safety
As we have been reporting on several occasions, the 2020 Ford Kuga will use much of the technical elements of the technical platform C2 of the oval firm, a platform that premiered in 2018 for the first time the new Focus. Thanks to this new architecture, it is to be expected that the outgoing Kuga will be a lighter SUV – between 50 and 100 kg less heavy -, in addition to having somewhat larger exterior dimensions that will result in more space available for both occupants and the cargo space.
Technologically, the 2020 Ford Kuga will incorporate the latest evolution of the SYNC3 multimedia system inside, with the latest developments in terms of connectivity and entertainment and a high-resolution tablet-type touch screen of 8 inches in size. Like the Focus, you can also project information on the windscreen through the Head-Up Display system, while in the safety chapter the global technology Co-Pilot 360 will integrate a multitude of systems of driving aids such as automatic braking with pedestrian or cyclist detection, as well as signal recognition, lane control, automatic parking or adaptive cruise control.
2020 Ford Kuga Redesign
For now, and failing to know its definitive image (the photos you’ll see in the gallery correspond to the Edge concept, which could also take some traits), what we do know is that the new Ford Kuga should go into production in November 2019 to reach Little des Because of the market or, perhaps, just entered the year 2020. From Germany, there is even speculation with the possible entry to the market also of another SUV something smaller than the Kuga, and that would be placed between him and the EcoSport, replacing the C-Max that would cease to occur. But this fact is not confirmed.
What does seem certain is that the 2020 Ford Kuga will take its base from the also completely new Ford Focus 2018 that we’ll see, for the first time in a world premiere, in just a month. Both would be developed on the new global platform of the company, and from which all its compact models will come out. Starting from this modular architecture, the new Kuga should measure about 4.50 meters in length and, above all, save weight: It could be between 50 and 100 kg lighter.
Ford Kuga Development All this, and thanks to a new set-up, the 2020 Ford Kuga should become one of the most dynamic and complete SUVs on the market. Already very spacious and more comfortable after its second generation, the arrival of the third saga would have to assume another step forward in product quality. And of course where you will not miss the new technologies of the brand, including the latest generation of the SYNC connectivity system that is giving such good results.
2020 Ford Kuga Release Date and Price
As of course the advent of new more ecological versions, where Ford already confirms the launch of up to 24 new hybrid cars plug-in from here to 2022. The Ford Kuga, without a doubt, will be one of them, as also seems assured the appearance of a 100% electric SUV perhaps already entered the year 2020 and with the autonomy of more than 500 kilometers.