After presenting it to the press at the end of August and as planned, Ford finally announced the price of the updated Kuga and confirmed its arrival at dealerships, strengthening its offer for the segment B-SUV and especially its electrification strategy. in the coming months with the anticipated Mustang Mach-E and the E-Transit.
With a deep redesign of the front sector that gives it a more sporty and modern style, the Kuga also includes more technology inside, more driver assistance systems and improved connectivity, maintenance with its efficient self-charging hybrid system, which combines good performance and low. consumption.
Let’s examine its main characteristics:
This is the restyling of the third generation of the oval company’s C-SUV, with a significant exterior redesign, interior touches and additional technology and safety equipment, which maintains its hybrid mechanics.
The changes were our focus during its unveiling at the end of last year and are concentrated above all in the front sector, which adopts a new and large hexagonal grille with a lighted horizontal bar connecting the new headlights, also in a more horizontal format with straight lines. Inside, the optics have projectors and a double LED light signature with a Mustang Mach-E feel. The bumper is also completely new, with a trapezoidal air intake at the bottom and new frames for the fog lights, which are located more at the ends to emphasize the width of the car. With this facelift, the Kuga – or Escape as it is called in some markets – abandons the curved lines somewhat to the side for straighter and more marked lines, which transmit an image that is more sporty . At the rear, it receives a small internal touch-up on the headlights and the lower part of the bumper, with a double exhaust outlet and a hidden tailgate handle.
Inside, it includes new covers and above all a new and large 13.2″ screen for the SYNC4 multimedia system, the most advanced version offered by the brand, together with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, improvements in voice recognition, connected internet functions in real time. and of course the CoPilot360 driving assistance systems package, with intersection assistant, blind spot and rear cross traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, and other things.
It is sold in one version (Platinum Hybrid)
Dual-zone automatic climate control with air vents for the rear seats, SYNC 4 multimedia system with 13.2-inch touch screen and voice control, compatible with Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, 100% digital driver-configurable instrumentation with 12.3-inch display “, door opening with security code, LED lighting, Ford Power keyless start system, audio equipment with 6 speakers and USB ports, selectable driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Snow/Sand), centralized door opening and closing with remote control, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped and heated multifunction steering wheel, height and depth adjustable steering column, Bang & Olufsen Premium sound system, cruise control cruise, automatic lighting, electric parking brake, rotary shift selector, windshield defrosting system , Programmable key with My Key security functions, Follow Me Home accompanying lighting system, sliding and folding rear seats 60/40 and 19-inch alloy wheels with diamond finish.
7 airbags (front, side, curtain and knee for the driver), 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS/EBD/BA, traction control, stability control, rollover mitigation system, tire pressure monitoring system, post-collision system and Isofix anchors.
In addition, it has a package of driving assistance systems, consisting of blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and lane centering, pre-collision assistant with pedestrian detection, evasive steering, automatic switching on of high beams, autonomous emergency and reverse braking, speed sign reader, assisted parking with pull-out function and camera system with 360º vision, and other things.
It maintains its hybrid mechanics, consisting of a 2.5 Atkinson cycle gasoline engine that delivers 165 HP, combined with a 130 HP electric motor powered by a 1.1 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery. In total, it develops 203 HP and is associated with an eCVT automatic transmission and the AWD all-wheel drive system, with four driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sporty and Slippery).
Colors: Panther Black, Mercury Grey, Vapor Blue, Oxford White and Lunar Silver.
Price and warranty:
- Ford Kuga Platinum Hybrid: $37,339,000
- 3 years or 100,000 kilometers warranty. Hybrid system warranty, 8 years or 160,000 kilometers.