Contrary to our expectations, the new 2015 Ford Kuga has not gone through any major refreshments. What it will feature are few minor improvements in design, a slightly different style and a couple of trim variants. The interiors have also gone through a revamp and now come with numerous technology enhancements and equipments than its previous generation. This midsize SUV, 2015 Ford Kuga will lose its powerful petrol engine and have in replacement a smaller but efficient turbocharged unit in the entry-level model as well. Due to a drastic change in pricing schemes, we expect the car to cost the same as its older model.
2015 Ford Kuga: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2015 Ford Kuga will be built on the same platform as its previous but will feature some unique style modifications. A closer look at the vehicle would reveal some design changes in its front bumper, the grille and an added daytime running LED lights, which undoubtedly is the most attractive feature of this car’s looks. Base model comes equipped with a rather dull looking plastic covers on the 17 inch wheels, and 19 inch wheels are available on the advanced Titanium model. Visually, the car is appealing, but not as much as one liked it to be.
Compared to whatever the exterior has to offer, the interior doesn’t quite seem to match up. It does have some good features though, such as better materials for upholstery and optional leather seats. The cabin size remains the same as before, but due to slight modifications in seats designs there appears to be more of legroom available in both front and the rear seats.
Standard edition of 2015 Ford Kuga will come with climate control, Satellite Navigation System, high-quality audio and Bluetooth connectivity. In higher trim variants, there is optional dual zone climate control system as well as ventilated seats.
2015 Ford Kuga: Engine and Fuel Economy
This is one aspect where the new Kuga excels than most vehicles in the same segment. For its engine, the Kuga will feature a petrol engine with a couple of power options and an additional diesel unit. To start off, there is one 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine that delivers 147 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be offered with front-wheel drive option. The second will retain same engine but will produce slightly higher output with 180 hp and 180 lb-ft torque and will be available in all-wheel drive system.
As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the first, low power engine has been recorded to have a mileage of 35 mpg and the second variant only 30 mpg, owing to its slightly higher speed output.
2015 Ford Kuga: Release Date and Price
2015 Ford Kuga will be competitively priced, and you can expect the standard model to cost around $ 27 000. It is comparatively cheaper than what one would expect because this time around. This car has been made with locally produced parts instead of the ones that are imported from various parts of the world. 2015 Ford Kuga is slated for release in the extreme late parts of 2015.