Ford’s ST line is incredibly popular across the whole planet. Blue Oval delivers this specific trim to its models for years now. The forthcoming 2020 Ford Kuga ST will be an interesting one. Whatsoever, Kuga seems like the perfect candidate. This model is very popular in Europe, but you can find it in the United States under the name “Escape”.
The compact crossover offers plenty of upscale features. However, Kuga ST will deliver a sportier look, performance and cabin design that is racing-inspired. ST line will keep the five-door configuration and the customers can choose between gasoline and diesel engines.
Exterior Design Changes
We already wrote about the new 2020 Kuga model. The base variant will get further exterior upgrades. The upcoming 2020 Ford Kuga ST will be built on that. It means that new changes you can see on the base model will be present on the ST as well. Dimensions and shape are unchanged. Both models will wear a new piece of styling and the design is more modern.
However, Kuga ST will look sportier and it will get better aerodynamics. Lower stance and new features will surely surprise the customers. This crossover will ride on the 19-inch alloy wheels. A five-door configuration will remain. Add new exhaust tips, more chrome trims and you’ll get an extremely sporty crossover.
2020 Ford Kuga ST Colors
The all-new 2020 Ford Kuga ST will offer numerous color choices. More importantly, Kuga won’t share the color palette with its Escape sibling. Blue Oval automaker provided a specific choice of colors for the compact crossover. The Blazer Blue and Race Red colors are standard.
Frozen White is the cheapest optional paint you can get. Chrome Blue, Diffused Silver, Moondust Silver, and Shadow Black are costing significantly more. If you want exclusive colors, Ford is offering Magnetic, Ruby Red and Platinum White.
Unlike the regular Kuga model, ST-line offers a racing-inspired interior. The cabin looks very stylish and unique. Sports seats are standard, just like the silver gear shifter. Leather upholstery is everywhere. That mostly includes the seats and the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Also, red contrast stitching is available and it looks perfect. Most of the amenities are standard. However, the panorama roof comes as optional. The cabin looks extremely modern and comfort is great.
Numerous Engine and Transmission Options
The 2020 Ford Kuga ST offers numerous engine options. For the start, Kuga ST can be equipped with either gasoline or diesel drivetrain. A 1.5-liter EcoBoost is available in two different outputs. The first output generates 147 hp and the second one up to 173 hp. This engine deploys a 6-speed automatic transmission. On top of that, the all-wheel-drive system is optional and even the 6-speed manual gearbox is available.
On the other hand, Kuga offers two diesel choices. A 1.5-liter also offers different outputs. You can choose between the 118 and 147 horsepower outputs. A 2.0-liter TDCi diesel delivers either 150 or 180 horses. All of the engines meet the Euro Stage emission standards. Just like the gasoline variants, diesel engines are offering the same type of gearboxes.
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2020 Ford Kuga ST starts at $36,000. The compact crossover will become available in the last quarter of 2019. This model will be sold in Europe. Also, Kuga is available in the United States under the name “Ford Escape”.