The new 2017 Ford Kuga is with us again, only this time better than before. Ford Motor Company offers Europe’s much liked sport utility vehicle with advanced technologies, sportier redesign, and top-notch materials. It is much sophisticated than the model it replaces thanks to clever engineering and design ingenuity.
This review is comprehensive and details important info like the Kuga’s release date, price, exterior and interior changes, and specifications for the engine in depth. So, read on!
Important Summary, Read With Caution
Plenty of technologies and updates have been made available on the new model that will significantly make it safer, affordable, easy to drive, and enjoyable to drive. Some of the features that make the aforementioned assumption viable include a new 1.5L TDCi diesel engine, a comfortable and ergonomic interior, innovative driver assistance technologies, and Ford’s new SYNC 3 entertainment and communications system.
Automatic Parking Mode
The sporty and bold Ford Kuga 2017 during its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona revealed some of the up-to-the-minute technologies that the new model offers. Helping driver’s park hands-free in spaces alongside others is Ford’s perpendicular parking technology. Optimized visibility is epitomized by the available Ford’s adaptive front lighting system, and the active city stop makes it possible for drivers to mitigate against frontal collision. Other sophisticated technologies include Ford’s intelligent AWD and a hands-free tailgate functionality.
“The Kuga’s freshest redesign has given the all-new Kuga a sophisticated outlook and a modern appeal, while the available Sync 3 makes it for a seamless integration of smartphone features and communication with their vehicles”, said Joe Bakaj – vice president of Ford’s Product Development. “There are plenty of cutting-edge technologies and new features that will arguably help drivers stay stylish, comfortable, connected, and safe whilst on the road.”
One More Launch Expected For The Next Year
In addition to offering the new 2017 Ford Kuga, Ford will also be launching the larger Edge SUV this year with its release date expected to occur sometime at the beginning of 2017, if online reports are anything to go by. According to industry sales analyst HIS, Ford’s bolstering of its lineup is expected to increase by up to twenty seven percent.
Once available, the new Ford Kuga will probably have to square it out with other solid choices like the Dodge Journey, Audi Q5, Lexus NX 200t, and the BMW X5.
Possible Price And Release Date For The New 2017 Ford Kuga
According to industry reports, the new 2017 Ford Kuga price is expected to start from around $28,900, with the highest trim level – Kuga Platinum – attracting a price premium of around $20,000 more over the base model. While its release date is still speculative, the same rumors allege the new model should probably be available sometime in early 2017. It’ll first go for sale in South Africa, Australia, and UK, and later in other markets.
2017 Ford Kuga Exterior
When we come to the exterior, the new model has little to show in terms of changes and updates. Although Ford says there are changes available, it only takes a long and hard look o notice any. Some of the conspicuous updates include slightly updated headlights, foglights, and taillights.
2017 Ford Kuga Interior
The new model, as previously mentioned, come with an advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system that allows drivers to control navigation, audio, and climate functions thanks to the simple and conversational voice commands that the system offers. Again, it comes with an easy-to-use user interface, and upgraded graphics. This, Ford says, was as a result of collecting and collating more than 22,000 comments via the surveys and research clinics that Ford has conducted. It supports up to five dialects and offers faster responses, and easy-to-use commands.
Technologies are abundant too. For easier parking, the new model comes with an active park assist technologies and the new perpendicular parking functionality. Other technologies that aid it maneuver in tight spots include park out assist, and cross traffic alert systems. Aside from the technologies, the new Kuga also offers buyers a comfortable and premium interior that is chock full of standard accessories.
What Are The Available Trims?
At the time of this writing, only two models were known for sure – base and the Platinum model X Sport. More details should be expected sometime before its release date.
Engine Specs Rumors?
Among the new engine choice available is the new 1.5L diesel engine that replaces the 2.0L diesel engine for a 5% increase in the power output. There’s also the 1.5L EcoBoost gasoline engine that offers around 245 hp and 275 pounds-feet of torque.
As already mentioned above, the new model comes with plenty of technologies among them being safety ones. Government crash test results are yet to be released, but we expect perfect scores judging from the all-roundedness nature of the vehicle.
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