The 2020 Ford Kuga is available, in addition to the classic diesel and petrol engines, also in three hybrid versions depending on the level of intervention. It will arrive in dealerships at the beginning of 2020 at a price that will start at around $30,409
Ford unveiled the third generation of Kuga in Amsterdam, the compact SUV that comes with a new line, more space on board, more technology, but above all with hybrid engines to complement the already known diesel and petrol versions.
2020 Ford Kuga Design, Platform, Dimensions
The 2020 Ford Kuga was built on the C2 platform (the same as the Focus) and has all-new sizes: with larger dimensions also to give more space on board to driver and passengers. At first glance, the car looks more streamlined and more modern, while the interior is dominated by the large digital screen controlled by the Ford Sync multimedia system, compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The dashboard colors change according to the selected driving mode (which are Normal, Sport and Eco, plus that for uneven surfaces).
The rear sofa is sliding and allows you to increase the boot capacity by almost 70 liters. Furthermore, as an option, the two side seats can be heated. The engine equipment is interesting. In addition to the “usual” 1.5 EcoBoost turbo in gasoline from 120 and 150 bhp and diesel ecoblue 1.5 120 hp and 2.0 150 and 179 Horsepower are flanked by three hybrid versions.
he first is a “light” hybrid, combined with the 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine of 150 hp and it is an electric generator, which takes the place of the alternator and the starter motor. Connected to the thermal unit with a strap, it allows energy recovery during deceleration and accumulation in a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, air-cooled. The energy stored by the battery is used by the electric motor to increase the thrust during acceleration and for the functioning of the electrical components. The “middle” version is a plug-in hybrid: in this case, the heat engine works with a 10.3 kWhc lithium ion battery capable of providing a range of 50 km in 100% electric mode. The complete recharge takes about 4 hours by connecting to the domestic socket.
Finally, there is the full-hybrid version that combines an electric motor, a generator and a lithium-ion battery pack with the petrol engine. The transmission is automatic and the front or integral drive. With regards to safety systems, the Ford Kuga equipment is complete: the lane maintenance system, cruise control, and emergency automatic braking system are available to the user. Kuga uses FordPass Connect technology that can also do wi-fi hotspots to connect up to 10 devices.
2020 Ford Kuga Release Date & Price
The Ford Kuga will arrive in the dealerships of the network at the beginning of 2020, at a price that will start from around $30,409.