After the current facelift, it is practically for sure that the 2018 Ford Kuga will come without bigger changes. Although it uses an American badge, this SUV is designed and totally developed in Germany, so we can say that it is a lot more European than the majority of the models from the company’s lineup. The initial model was available in 2004. The present, second-generation model is present since 2012 and it is also available in North America, under the Escape name. In late 2016, we saw a mid-cycle upgrade, which brings several novelties. There is a new, much better styling, new interior features, and lots of other enhancements. So, it is pretty much for sure that the 2018 Kuga will come without bigger changes. We expect its arrival someplace late in the year.
As we already discussed, this compact SUV crossover got a mid-cycle refresh in 2015, so 2018 Ford Kuga will come without bigger changes. There are several changes that company made on the 2017 year model. Besides brand-new exterior details which came mostly at the front, there are likewise some enhancements inside. The company’s engineers made some modifications in order to minimize noise inside the cabin as well as introduced some brand-new standard features for each trim. However, this model still does not have in some elements compared to the competitors, specifically in regards to improvement. The quality of interior products might be much better, while the majority of the competitors in class likewise feature more space inside. When it comes to devices, the base model comes with an attractive cost and not many things as basic, while better-equipped models are quite pricey.
When it comes to powertrain, the 2018 Ford Kuga will feature a number of engines in the offer. This compact crossover is in offer in Europe primarily, so it is practically all about diesels. There are two diesel systems in the offer. The smaller sized one is a 1.5-liter unit, which provides 118 horses. In spite of the fact that offers great fuel economy, it struggles when completely loaded. A 2.0-liter diesel engine with 148 horses is definitely the finest option. It provides plenty of power as well as has quite excellent fuel economy, nearly as a smaller sized 1.5-liter system. Lastly, there is a 1.5-liter fuel engine, which comes in three configurations, with 118, 148, and 180 horses.
There are many of tough rivals in the segment. Some of them are Mazda CX-5, Skoda Kodiac, Peugeot 3008 etc.