Ford Kuga is globally available compact, sport utility vehicle which competes in this hot segment with rivals like VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Mazda Cx-5 while on the other side of the pond Ford has the Escape model for this class. The latest version of the Kuga received necessary updates in order to stay competitive. The new model features contemporary design inside and out and also delivers an excellent mix of performance and efficiency. Practicality, flexibility and modern technologies are also there and the next 2018 Ford Kuga doesn’t need any serious upgrade.
New for 2018:
The 2017 model year refresh has made Kuga a modern and fresh in all aspects. It benefits from new modern technologies and broader engine and trims range. The model also features Ford’s modern styling inside and out. With all upgrades, it is ready to soldier with minor updates for a few years and new 2018 model won’t bring a lot of new.
2018 Ford Kuga: Design
The latest refresh has brought Kuga in line with other Ford’s models in terms of the exterior design. Refreshed model has the face which matches the design of the smaller EcoSport and new Edge model. The model includes upper grille that is trapezoidal and smaller lower grille. New headlights with LED accents and repositioned fog lights also add to its appearance. The model also has revised rear end styling. You can also get a new sport-inspired ST-Line version of Kuga as well as luxury-oriented Kuga Vignale.
The model is also available with various wheel designs and sizes and you can choose between 17-, 18- and 19- inch units.
As for the 2018 Ford Kuga, we could get new color options, new set of wheels and nothing much else regarding models exterior features.
As for the interior, the story won’t be much different. The last model year refresh hasn’t changed model’s interior design radically but it is now more refined and better equipped. In that context, the new Kuga won’t differ from the current version.
It will feature nicely designed dash with modern center cluster and instrument panel. Ergonomic seats and latest technologies will provide a high level of comfort keeping you also connected and safe.
Ford’s latest SYNC infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen and voice commands will support Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Applink features. Leather seats with heating functionality will maximize your comfort while unique ST-Line and Vignale trims will add a new level of energy or style depending on what are your preferences.
2018 Ford Kuga: Engine options
The list of available engine options for the 2018 Ford Kuga will mimic the current range of power units. Available will be two diesel options and one petrol at various state of power.
Ford added more efficient 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine for the 2017 version. This engine can deliver 120 hp providing also 64.2 mpg and low fuel emissions. The 2.0-liter TDCi should also be available. Like all other engines, it also meets Euro 6 standards while should offer more power 150 or 180 hp.
If you prefer petrol engines, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost will be also available with 120 hp and 44.8 mpg but more potent 150 and 180 hp versions should also be there.
The Kuga will also come with either six-speed manual or with six-speed PowerShift automatic gearbox. Another choice will be between front and all-wheel drive.
2018 Ford Kuga: Release, Price
The new 2018 Ford Kuga should go on sale in late 2017 or early 2018. The price is expected to be between £21,000 and £31,000.