Ford Kuga has been present on the market for a decade since 2008 precisely. The second generation has been introduced in 2012 and has been overhauled with several minor changes in 2017. However, the car manufacturer is working on a new 2019 Ford Kuga that will arrive with a number of upgrades. However, Kuga is also expected to be offered with a plug-in hybrid engine under the hood. But, for the PHEV Ford Kuga version, we have to wait for 2021.
In general, Ford Kuga looks attractive, has a spacious interior with many standard features. However, the infotainment system is not as easy to use as expected so this time we might see changes in that area. In addition, compared to the newer versions of the SEAT Ateca and Peugeot 3008. Ford Kuga began to look somewhat outdated.
So, to keep it fresh, the car manufacturer might refresh it with some new details. Under the hood, he has several engine options which include three petrol and three diesel engines. However, as we have said before, Ford Kuga has to get a hybrid powertrain plug-in at some point in the future.
2019 Ford Kuga Exterior, Interior
The new 2019 Ford Kuga will use C1 platform which also supports Ford Focus and Ford C-Max models. As for exterior design, 2019 Ford Kuga may get some changes to make it look more attractive to buyers. They must include a slightly revised grille and headlights and rear lights and a redesigned bumper at the rear. The standard version will ride on 17 inches alloy wheels while the higher trim will get a larger 18 inches alloy.
2019 Ford Kuga cabin will be quite spacious, functional and well equipped. The dashboard is equipped with an 8 inches touch screen with infotainment and navigation systems. The higher the trim will get the leather seat. Standard equipment will include cruise control, DAB radio, manual air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Premium trim will add an adjustable 10-way electric driver seat and an instrument panel wrapped in leather.
2019 Ford Kuga Engine, Performance
The new 2019 Ford Kuga will maintain the same engine options as the outgoing model. There will be three petrol and three diesel units. Among the gasoline engines, there are 1.5 liters which will be available in three variants. So, it will have output 120, 150, and 182 horsepower.
Diesel engines will include 2.0 liters with 150 and 180 horsepower output and a 1.5 liter unit that will be able to provide 120 horses. It will be available with a two wheel configuration and all wheel drive. As for the transmission, it will be paired with a six speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 Ford Kuga Release Date, Prices
For release date, car manufacturer has not officially announced 2019 Ford Kuga. The price may be the same as the 2018 version which ranges from $ 28,000 – $ 48,000. 2019 Ford Kuga main rivals are Honda CR-V, Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, VW Tiguan etc.