Kuga crossover is one of the best growing vehicles in Ford’s family. This crossover is already 10 years old, and now it fulfills all expectations. The new 2018 Ford Kuga will be there to continue this momentum. With so many options, buyers just love this compact SUV. Upgrades on engines and design are always surprising fans of Kuga, and so it will be in 2018.
Changes on the new 2018 Ford Kuga will include larger dimensions of the crossover. It will be roomier, but less agile. True fans of the old Kuga will miss the fun brought by the SUV. However, a cheaper price could be the positive side. Also, more space in the cabin will carry extra safety systems.
2018 Ford Kuga Facelift
Definitely, this crossover needed the change. It is still not ready for the new generation, so a facelift will refresh the crossover. The 2018 Ford Kuga is bigger than its predecessor, but it still holds a place in the compact class. Not only that size matters, but also exterior parts. Bumpers and headlights will be under reconstruction. This will make grille change. Rear end could see a radical modification to get a brand-new look. Side and shapes of the hood and roofline will be the same as before.
While the performance is going to suffer due to the size increase, passengers will be thankful for an extra space. The 2018 Ford Kuga will be roomier than its predecessor, especially behind the second row. Also, it will provide better positioning of these seats, which can be adjusted in more ways. Rear door opens pretty easily thanks to the new technology.
Ford Kuga Trim Levels: ST Line, Titanium, Vignale
Besides the standard equipment, the 2018 Ford Kuga will come in extra trim levels. Customers in the UK and Europe will have the option to buy the sibling of the Escape crossover in Titanium, Titanium X, and ST Line versions. Each of these is packed with a specific set of features and equipment. At the top of the lineup is the Vignale model that costs $15,000 more than a standard model.
2018 Ford Kuga Drivetrains
Base units are coming with the same 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. A 5-speed auto and 6-pace manual transmissions are options for the gearbox. Through these routers, buyers will get 150 hp. Power goes to front wheels. Additionally, there is one more displacement with the same volume, but AWD configuration and output of 180 horses.
Diesel 2018 Kuga has more options. The crossover is offering either 2.0-lite or 1.5-liter powertrains. Manual or automatic transmission choice, as well as AWD and FWD, are on buyers once again. However, power output can be 120 hp, 150 hp, or 180 hp.
2018 Ford Kuga Release Date and Price
Dealers are still not offering the 2018 Ford Kuga. It is a bit late, but it will certainly be available very soon. Also, the pricing is not official yet. However, we can expect the price of the new Ford Kuga to jump a bit. In the UK it will start from 23,000 pounds, and Vignale will cost about 10k more. The rest of Europe will buy this SUV for euro. Converted to this currency, Germans, Frenchmen, and other customers will have to splash at least 26,000.