The Ford is planning to become one of the leading manufacturers of SUVs by the end of the next decade. The American automobile producer has already started to intensify the production of its SUV models. The Ford Kuga, being one of these types of cars, is expected to get a number of models in the coming years. The automaker has already announced the release of the Ford Kuga 2017 in the coming months.
Ford Kuga 2017 – Shiny Chrome and Sleek Lines:
The new Ford Kuga 2017 will be based on the Ford C1 platform which is available in the Ford Edge. So it is expected to share a lot of features with the Edge. From photos available online, the upcoming car looks quite compact, elegant and lean. The exterior is glazed with shiny chrome and sleek lines.
The Ford Kuga 2017 will be based on the Ford C1 platform which is available in the Ford Edge. So it is expected to share a lot of features with the Edge. From photos available online, the upcoming car looks quite compact, elegant and lean. The exterior is glazed with shiny chrome and sleek lines. In the front end, the Ford Kuga 2017 will have a chromed grille with the company’s logo at the center. The grille will also be complimented by bi-xenon headlights and LED DRLs. This end will also get a revised bumper and refreshed air intakes. In the rear end, the new car will have a modern exhaust outlet, a magnificent tailgate and reshaped LED taillights. Other exterior highlights include exaggerated wheel arches, 17-inch alloy wheels, and stylish roof rails.
The interior of the Ford Kuga 2017 will get the same color styling as its predecessor. However, there will be a lot changes in the seats, steering wheel and seating space. The seats will get high-quality covers and mechanisms such as adjust & recline. The steering wheel will get materials with better grip making it very ergonomic. The car’s size will be slightly increased, something which will increase the interior space. The compact SUV will also get a major technological upgrade. The dashboard will be equipped with a new SYNC3 infotainment system consisting of an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a premium sound system. The system will support Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB, Bluetooth and other connectivity features. Other features like satellite navigation and automatic climate control system are also likely to feature in the new Kuga.
Ford Kuga 2017 – Engine Variants:
There will be both petrol and diesel engines for the upcoming Ford car. You can look forward to a 1.5-liter I4 engine capable of generating 148 hp and 172 lb-ft. You can also look forward to a 1.6-liter I4 engine with a capacity of 180 hp and 201 lb-ft. In addition, you will have a 2.0-liter I4 engine rated 178 hp and 196 lb-ft. The 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter engines will have variants that will be used in some selected countries.
The powertrains will work with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission system that will support both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. The car can take 5.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed is estimated at 135 mph. Concerning fuel economy & pollution, the fuel consumption figures are estimated at 28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 31 mpg average. The pollution rate figures are expected to be reduced significantly.
There will be a whole lot of safety and security features in the upcoming Ford Kuga 2017 . Some of the features include forward collision assist, blind-spot monitors, 360-degree camera system, enhanced parking assist, cross traffic alert, airbags, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and seatbelts.
Ford Kuga 2017 – MSRP, Release Date, and Rivals:
The price of the base model has been set at $25,500. The trim levels will be retailing at higher prices. The top trim model will have a price in the region of $45,000. The first bunch of cars will hit the market in the last quarter of 2016. Markets that are far away from the US- country of production- will receive the car towards the end of the first half of 2017.