New Ford Kuga SUV Revealed with bolder looks and new powertrain options

Ford Kuga 2020 front

The new Ford Kuga is based on the company’s new global C2 architecture

American automaker, Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Ford Kuga SUV. The company has also revealed the new-generation Escape SUV. The new Kuga comes with new exterior design and spacious, feature-loaded cabin. The all-new Kuga Titanium, sporty Kuga ST-Line and the Kuga Vignale will offer an advanced range of hybrid powertrains. The Ford Kuga line-up includes Plug-In Hybrid, EcoBlue mild-hybrid and Kuga full-hybrid variants, alongside Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, and intelligent new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new-generation Ford Kuga is also equipped with several comfort and driver assistance features like FordPass Connect embedded modem, wireless charging pad technologies, and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen. It offers B&O sound system and a new industry-first 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster. Other smart features include new Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition, predictive curve light, sign-based light, head-up display and active park assist 2 that enables fully automated parking manoeuvres at the push of a button.

2020 Ford Kuga Images

The new Ford Kuga is based on the company’s new global C2 architecture, which makes the new model 90kgs lighter than the previous model. The new model is 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing model, while the wheelbase has been raised by 20mm. This results into 43mm more shoulder room and 5mm more hip room in the front seats, while rear passengers benefit from 20mm more shoulder room and 36mm more hip room. While the height has been lowered by 20mm, the headroom has been increased by 13mm for front seat and 35mm more in the rear. The second row of seats can be moved backwards for best-in-class 1,035mm rear legroom, and forwards to increase boot space by 67-litres. A remote release function enables the second row to be folded flat with ease.

For the first time, Kuga is offered with FordPass Connect embedded modem technology that turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. In addition to helping drivers plan faster, less stressful journeys with Live Traffic updates for the navigation system and enabling occupants to stream entertainment on the move, FordPass Connect allows a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including: Vehicle locator, vehicle status (fuel levels, alarm status, oil life, etc), door lock unlock, remote start and eCall functionality.

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