Ford Kuga (2020) – footage, data & specs


Ford unveiled the fashionable and distinctive vary of all-new Ford Kuga SUVs, debuting modern new exterior design with premium proportions that ship improved roominess and luxury.

Ford’s most electrified automobile ever, the delicate all-new Kuga Titanium, sporty Kuga ST-Line and upscale Kuga Vignale will provide a complicated vary of hybrid powertrains for unprecedented Ford SUV fuel-efficiency.

The excellent line-up contains Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid (mild-hybrid) and Kuga Hybrid (full-hybrid) variants, alongside Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, and clever new eight-speed automated transmission.

Kuga is Ford’s best-selling SUV in Europe and the No. 3 best-selling Ford automobile within the area after the Fiesta and Focus. Clients bought 153,800 Kugas in 2018, contributing to a Ford SUV gross sales enhance of greater than greater than 19 % final yr.

The all-new Ford Kuga presents much more intuitive consolation and driver help options, preserving clients higher related on the transfer. Subtle applied sciences embody a FordPass Join embedded modem, wi-fi charging pad applied sciences, and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen. A premium B&O Sound System produces a top quality audio expertise, and a brand new industry-first, free-form, 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster with “true color” that’s extra informative, intuitive and simpler to learn.

New Cease & Go, Pace Signal Recognition and Lane-Centring applied sciences assist drivers negotiate stop-start and freeway site visitors with larger confidence than ever earlier than, whereas predictive curve gentle and sign-based gentle assist drivers see extra clearly at the hours of darkness. Head-up show know-how helps drivers to maintain their eyes on the street forward, and Lively Park Help 2 permits totally automated parking manoeuvres on the push of a button.

“The all-new Kuga is our greatest instance but of Ford’s human-centric design method; developed in shut collaboration with SUV clients to ship distinctive model, unprecedented powertrain selection, premium consolation and superior applied sciences that make life simpler for homeowners inside and out of doors of the automotive,” stated Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.

The all-new Ford Kuga is the third technology of Ford’s mid-size SUV for purchasers in Europe because the nameplate’s introduction in 2008. Ford has offered greater than 1 million Kugas in Europe since 2008.

The all-new Ford Kuga is the primary SUV to be primarily based on Ford’s new world C2 structure that helps improved aerodynamics for higher fuel-efficiency, and reduces weight versus outgoing fashions by as much as 90kg when evaluating equal powertrain variants. As well as, the brand new structure is designed to reinforce crash efficiency; delivers 10 per cent extra torsional stiffness for improved driving dynamics and refinement; and creates extra inside house for Ford’s mid-size fashions whereas nonetheless enabling expressive and dynamic design.

The all-new Kuga introduces distinctive new exterior design that’s extra sculpted and simplified with premium proportions. A extra streamlined silhouette incorporates an extended wheelbase that creates a bigger footprint on the street benefitting trip and stability; an extended bonnet; additional reclined rear windshield angle; and decrease roofline. The result’s a extra energetic, nimble and succesful look than ever earlier than.

A tailor-made spectrum of selection contains differentiating executions for Kuga Vignale, ST-Line and Titanium variants, every with a singular character to replicate clients’ personalities. With modern and assured styling, Kuga Titanium is indicative of the excessive specification and high quality that will probably be provided to clients throughout Europe. Highlights embody a sporty entrance skid plate and rear diffuser, body-coloured mirrors, aspect cladding and door handles, LED daytime working lights and commonplace 17-inch, or elective 19-inch alloy wheels.

The upscale Kuga Vignale conveys unique specification and meticulous craftsmanship by way of bespoke Vignale ornamentation together with satin aluminium finishes for the roof rails, bumpers and rocker inserts, in addition to distinctive, elegant entrance and rear bumper designs. The outside additionally options signature Vignale chrome completed entrance mesh grille and twin tailpipes, alongside commonplace 18-inch, and elective 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels. Windsor leather-based seats with an unique Vignale hexagon design, a leather-based wrapped heated steering wheel and premium velour flooring mats additional improve the inside.

Daring Ford Kuga ST-Line styling impressed by Ford Efficiency fashions contains body-coloured bumpers and aspect skirts; and a grille, entrance skid plate, rear diffusor and roof rails completed in black. A big rear spoiler, commonplace 18-inch or elective 19-inch alloy wheels, and twin sports activities exhausts add to the sporty character. Inside a darkish headliner, unique ST-Line seat designs with contrasting crimson stitching, alloy pedals, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and ST-Line flooring mats and scuff plates replicate the efficiency character.

“Kuga clients expressed that they had been prepared for much more emotional design, and our all-new Kuga is a sculpture skilfully articulated. Visually sleeker, decrease and wider – it makes you’re feeling excited simply by it,” stated Amko Leenarts, director, Design, Ford of Europe. “The all-new inside is a sanctuary house, designed to permit on a regular basis life to occur. Harmonious and ethereal, it fuses premium supplies, exact craftsmanship and state-of-the-art know-how.”

All-new Kuga is obtainable in 12 colors, together with new metallic Subtle Silver and Sedona Orange. Blue Panther, a brand new end provided solely on Vignale fashions, joins premium paint finishes triple coat Lucid Pink and Star White pearl.

Unprecedented powertrain range

Following Ford’s announcement earlier this yr that each Ford nameplate from all-new Focus onwards will embody an electrified possibility, the all-new Kuga will turn into the primary Ford automobile to be provided with plug-in hybrid, mild-hybrid and full-hybrid powertrain know-how.

Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid

Accessible from launch, the all-new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid delivers the driving vary and freedom provided by a conventional combustion engine alongside the effectivity and refinement of an electrical powertrain.

The ability-split structure combines a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, electrical motor and generator, and 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery to provide 225PS. Ford’s first plug-in hybrid in Europe to ship a pure-electric driving vary in extra of 31 miles, the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid is anticipated to ship from 1.2 l/100km fuel-efficiency and 29 g/km CO2 emissions.

The battery will be charged utilizing a entrance fender-mounted charging port, and is routinely replenished on the transfer utilizing regenerative charging know-how that captures kinetic power usually misplaced throughout braking. It’s anticipated that to totally cost the battery from an exterior 230-volt electrical energy provide will take round 4 hours.

Drivers can select when and learn how to deploy battery energy utilizing EV Auto, EV Now, EV Later and EV Cost modes. When the battery reaches its lowest state-of-charge, the Kuga routinely reverts to EV Auto mode – supplementing petrol engine energy with electrical motor help utilizing recaptured power for optimised fuel-efficiency.

Ford Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid

The all-new Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid enhances Ford’s 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine for even larger fuel-efficiency. The mild-hybrid know-how employs a belt-driven built-in starter/generator (BISG) that replaces the usual alternator, enabling restoration and storage of power throughout automobile decelerations, and charging a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. The BISG additionally acts as a motor, utilizing the saved power to supply electrical torque help to the engine beneath regular driving and acceleration, in addition to working the automobile’s electrical ancillaries.

The 48-volt system additionally permits the all-new Kuga’s Auto Begin-Cease know-how to function in additional conditions for extra gasoline financial savings, contributing to anticipated CO2 emissions from 132 g/km CO2 and 5.0 l/100km (anticipated 56mpg) fuel-efficiency.

Ford Kuga Hybrid

The Kuga Hybrid makes use of a self-charging full-hybrid powertrain that allows pure-electric driving functionality and combines a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine; electrical motor; generator; lithium-ion battery; and a Ford-developed power-split automated transmission. The Kuga Hybrid will probably be out there later in 2020 with front-wheel drive and Ford Clever All-Wheel Drive, delivering from an anticipated 130 g/km CO2 and 5.6 l/100km (anticipated 50mpg).

All-new Kuga clients also can select from a complicated vary of Ford EcoBoost petrol and Ford EcoBlue diesel engines with optimised energy and refinement, and assembly the most recent stringent Euro 6 emissions requirements calculated utilizing the World Harmonised Gentle Car Take a look at Process (WLTP). Powertrains are supported by commonplace Auto Begin-Cease for decreased working prices, and transmissions together with a slick-shifting six-speed handbook and new eight-speed automated for easy cruising.

Ford Kuga EcoBlue

The 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine is anticipated to ship fuel-efficiency from 5.7 l/100km (anticipated 50mpg) and 150 g/km CO2 emissions. Gas-efficiency is enhanced utilizing an built-in consumption system with mirror-image porting for optimised engine respiratory and low-inertia turbocharger. A high-pressure gasoline injection system is extra responsive, quieter and extra exact. Normal selective catalytic discount emissions after-treatment contributes to improved NOX discount. Additional 2.0-litre EcoBlue improvements that scale back friction, embody:

  • A ten mm offset crank design that minimises piston side-load, lowering rubbing forces in opposition to the cylinder partitions
  • Metal pistons for optimised dimensions and fewer enlargement when sizzling
  • Minimised crankshaft bearing diameters
  • A belt-in-oil design for the camshaft and oil pump drive belts

Ford’s 1.5-litre EcoBlue engine is obtainable with 120PS and is anticipated to ship from 4.8 l/100km (anticipated 59mpg) fuel-efficiency and 127 g/km CO2 emissions supported by revolutionary applied sciences, together with:

  • Low-pressure exhaust gasoline recirculation mixed with water-air cost cooling for extra environment friendly combustion and decreased emissions
  • An built-in consumption manifold for optimised engine respiratory
  • Low-inertia turbocharging for quicker, extra controllable turbo response, that includes rocket engine supplies designed for top temperature purposes
  • A high-pressure gasoline injection system that’s extra responsive, quieter, and extra exact

Ford Kuga EcoBoost

The 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine is obtainable with 120PS and 150PS and is anticipated to ship from 6.5 l/100km (anticipated 41mpg) fuel-efficiency and 149 g/km CO2 emissions supported by Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system for a three-cylinder engine. The know-how can routinely cease one of many engine’s cylinders when full capability is just not wanted, resembling when coasting or cruising with gentle demand on the engine. Cylinder deactivation can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds – 20 occasions quicker than the blink of an eye fixed – with no compromise in efficiency or refinement.

Core EcoBoost applied sciences together with superior turbocharging, high-pressure direct gasoline injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing, additionally characteristic. Particulate emissions are decreased utilizing commonplace gasoline particulate filter know-how. Additional improvements embody:

  • A brand new mixture of port gasoline injection and direct gasoline injection that helps obtain excessive energy and responsiveness alongside enhanced fuel-efficiency, with a specific enhance in fuel-efficiency beneath gentle engine masses
  • A low-friction three-cylinder structure that delivers naturally excessive torque at low rpm
  • An built-in exhaust manifold that improves fuel-efficiency by serving to the engine attain optimum temperatures quicker, and produces torque extra quickly by minimising the space exhaust gasses journey between cylinders and turbocharger
  • An all-aluminium development for decreased weight

Ford’s new quick-shifting eight-speed automated transmission is engineered to additional optimise fuel-efficiency and responsive efficiency. Accessible with 120PS 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue engines, utilizing:

  • Adaptive Shift Scheduling, which assesses particular person driving types to optimise gearshift timings. The system can establish uphill and downhill gradients and laborious cornering, and alter gearshifts accordingly for a extra steady, participating and refined driving expertise
  • Adaptive Shift High quality Management, which assesses automobile and environmental data to assist alter clutch pressures for persistently easy gearshifts. The know-how also can alter shift smoothness to swimsuit driving model

The all-new Kuga’s 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine is mixed with Ford Clever All-Wheel Drive, and optimises low-end torque and noise, vibration and harshness, whereas additionally offering easy and linear acceleration efficiency for a extra comfy driving expertise.

“One dimension doesn’t match all, so we have developed a nuanced powertrain technique for the all-new Kuga that may assist clients discover the precise answer for his or her life-style, and in addition assist SUV drivers by making the transition to an electrified life-style simple and pleasant,” stated Joerg Beyer, government director, Engineering, Ford of Europe. “Kuga is the primary Ford automobile to profit from the total vary of subtle Ford Hybrid powertrain options.”

Kuga additionally presents for the primary time selectable Drive Mode know-how that allows drivers to regulate throttle response, steering weight and traction management, plus gearshift timings for automated fashions, to match responses and efficiency to the driving eventualities.

Alongside Regular, Sport and Eco modes, Slippery mode presents drivers elevated confidence on surfaces with decreased grip resembling snow and ice. Deep Snow/Sand mode helps preserve automobile momentum on delicate, deformable surfaces.

The all-new Ford Kuga makes it simpler than ever to tow something from to small trailers to giant caravans utilizing two revolutionary towing options, and towing capability as much as 2,250kg relying on powertrain configuration. An electrically operated retractable tow bar will be managed utilizing a conveniently situated button within the boot house. Push the button as soon as and the ball neck travels out from its stowage place beneath the automobile. With one other push of the button it routinely disappears again beneath the automotive. As well as, a removable tow bar additionally is accessible and will be simply locked into place. When not in use the ball neck is saved within the boot.

Consolation, spaciousness and adaptability

Consolation, spaciousness and adaptability are key to the extra refined Kuga occupant expertise that delivers class main second row roominess. The all-new Kuga is 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing mannequin, whereas the wheelbase has elevated by 20mm. Inside, that interprets to 43mm extra shoulder room and 5mm extra hip room within the entrance seats than the outgoing mannequin, whereas rear passengers profit from 20mm extra shoulder room and 36mm extra hip room. Regardless of an total top that’s 20mm decrease than the outgoing mannequin, all-new Kuga additionally has 13mm extra headroom for entrance seat occupants and 35mm extra within the rear.

For rear seat passengers, heated outer seats can be found for the primary time, and the complete second row of seats will be moved backwards for best-in-class 1,035mm rear legroom, or forwards to extend boot house by 67-litres. A distant launch operate permits the second row to be folded flat with ease.

The boot additionally has a reversible baggage compartment mat with a top quality velour on one aspect for a premium feel and look, and a sturdy and strong rubber floor on the opposite aspect to stop moist or muddy sports activities tools from soiling the inside.

Spacious, sensible and effectively related – all-new Kuga inside introduces revolutionary engineering and superior consolation and comfort applied sciences that assist the automobile seamlessly combine into clients’ lives.

For the primary time, Kuga is obtainable with FordPass Join embedded modem know-how that turns the automobile right into a cell WiFi hotspot with connectivity for as much as 10 gadgets. Along with serving to drivers plan quicker, much less annoying journeys with Stay Site visitors updates for the navigation system and enabling occupants to stream leisure on the transfer, FordPass Join permits a spread of handy options by way of the FordPass cell app, together with:

  • Car Locator, serving to homeowners discover their automotive in sprawling shopping center automotive parks
  • Car Standing, for checking gasoline ranges, alarm standing, oil life and extra
  • Door Lock Unlock, to remotely permit entry to your Kuga
  • Distant Begin, for Kuga fashions with eight-speed automated transmission
  • eCall performance, which routinely dials emergency companies within the occasion of a critical accident, and permits occupants to be straight related to the emergency companies by pushing an SOS button within the overhead console

Additionally serving to drivers keep related on the transfer and wave goodbye to a tangle of cables within the centre console, a brand new wi-fi charging pad beneath the instrument panel permits occupants to simply cost suitable smartphones. The pad routinely detects suitable gadgets to provoke charging.

Units can stay related by way of Bluetooth to Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and leisure system whereas utilizing wi-fi charging, which is supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen that may be operated utilizing pinch and swipe gestures. SYNC 3 permits drivers to regulate audio, navigation and local weather features plus related smartphones utilizing easy voice instructions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility is included free-of-charge.

A brand new 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster is the primary within the {industry} to make use of free-form know-how that enables curved higher edges for seamless inside design. The free-form panel options circuitry embedded throughout the show, enabling designers to mould it into shapes past the normal rectangular design.

As well as, the 24-bit “true color” digital instrument cluster generates detailed, excessive definition, extra intuitive photographs and icons displayed within the full color spectrum, making them brighter, much less tiring on the eyes and simpler to learn.

A brand new B&O Sound System will assist occupants get the perfect from music streamed by way of FordPass Join or smartphone gadgets. The highly effective 575-watt, 10-speaker system options an exterior coupled subwoofer that ensures easy bass manufacturing, whereas the place of the tweeters within the dashboard has been optimised to provide a wider sound stage at seating stage to for an enveloping listening expertise for all occupants. Complete static and dynamic sound tuning ensures that the listening expertise is maintained whatever the driving situations.

Ford’s hands-free tailgate know-how permits entry to the boot house even with arms filled with groceries, youngsters or sports activities tools, utilizing a easy kicking movement beneath the rear bumper. Ford engineers have additionally delivered an answer to the problem of the place to put the cargo shade as soon as eliminated: it now suits neatly beneath the brand new versatile load flooring, and is simpler to take away with a easy pull-strap launch.

Enhancing inside refinement, Lively Noise Management employs three microphones, strategically positioned all through the cabin, to observe engine noise within the inside. The system then directs opposing sound waves by way of the audio system to cancel out undesirable engine and transmission noises. Normal for Kuga Plug-In Hybrid Vignale, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid and Kuga 2.0-litre EcoBlue Vignale fashions, the know-how contributes to a brand new stage of inside quietness.

Confidence-inspiring applied sciences

The all-new Ford Kuga additional enhances the SUV driving expertise with a complicated suite of driver help applied sciences designed to present drivers confidence behind the wheel and assist them to remain centered whereas on the transfer.

Subtle Ford Co-Pilot360 applied sciences improve safety, driving and parking, and are designed to make the driving expertise extra comfy, much less demanding and safer.

Making its Ford debut, new Lane-Maintaining System with Blind Spot Help will mix Ford’s Blind Spot Data System (BLIS) and Lane-Maintaining System to observe the motive force’s blind spot for autos approaching from behind whereas travelling on multi-lane carriageways. If a driver both indicators a lane change or the management system senses a lane change when a automobile is approaching within the blind spot that might result in a possible collision, counter-steering is utilized to warn the motive force and discourage the lane change manoeuvre.

Additionally additional enhanced, Ford’s Pre-Collision Help with Pedestrian and Bicycle owner Detection know-how will characteristic a brand new Intersection performance, which may routinely apply the brakes to keep away from or mitigate the consequences of accidents if the motive force is popping throughout the trail of oncoming site visitors and the system determines an imminent collision.

Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC) with Cease & Go, Pace Signal Recognition and Lane-Centring helps the automobile preserve a snug driving distance from autos forward. The system additionally helps scale back stress throughout lengthy street journeys by preserving the automobile centred in its lane, and may alter the automobile pace to inside authorized limits by monitoring the roadside and overhead gantries for pace indicators. That is along with utilizing data from the on-board navigation system.

Lane-Centring know-how screens street markings and may apply light however discernible torque to the steering system to assist drivers keep centred of their lane every time the ACC system is activated. Designed to assist drivers at speeds as much as 125mph, the know-how will ship visible and audible warnings if it detects an absence of steering wheel enter from the motive force.

Kuga is the primary Ford SUV in Europe to supply a head-up show (HUD), which helps drivers preserve their eyes on the street by projecting helpful data into their visual view. The system maximises effectiveness with one of many largest fields of view of any HUD out there in Europe, measuring 6 levels by 2.5 levels. The system can also be amongst the brightest out there, adjustable in 16 increments as much as 10,000 candela per metre2.

Particular filters for the retractable polycarbonate display screen imply that it may be learn by customers sporting polarised lenses. Relying on automobile specification, the configurable choice of projected data contains pace – the one content material that’s at all times current; Site visitors Signal Recognition; ACC; navigation; Shift Indicator; leisure system; and emergency notifications.

BLIS with Cross Site visitors Alert warns drivers reversing out of a parking house of autos which will quickly be crossing behind them and may apply the brakes to keep away from or mitigate the consequences of collisions if drivers don’t reply to warnings.

Cease & Go permits the ACC system to deliver the automobile to a whole halt in stop-start site visitors utilizing as much as 50 % of whole braking drive, and routinely draw back if the stopping length is lower than 3 seconds. For stopping durations larger than 3 seconds, the motive force can push a steering wheel button or gently apply the accelerator draw back.

Lively Park Help 2 makes parking even simpler: delivering fully-automated manoeuvres into and out of parallel and perpendicular parking areas on the push of a button. Enabled by the shift-by-wire functionality of Ford’s new eight-speed automated gearbox, the system identifies appropriate parking areas and the motive force can management automobile movement by merely deciding on impartial and holding down a single centre console-mounted button.

The automobile then totally controls ahead and reverse gear choice, throttle and braking, in addition to steering – manoeuvring into areas simply 92 centimetres longer than the automotive and on gradients as much as 12 % at speeds of as much as 2.5mph, earlier than participating park. The know-how also can assist drivers exit parallel parking areas utilizing totally automated Park-out Help.

Further applied sciences designed to assist Kuga drivers keep away from accidents and distraction embody:

  • Evasive Steering Help, designed to function at metropolis and motorway speeds, which makes use of radar and a digicam to detect slower-moving and stationary autos forward and gives steering assist to allow drivers to manoeuvre round a automobile if a collision is imminent
  • Lane-Maintaining Support actively helps the motive force to securely information the automobile again into the proper lane by “nudging” the steering wheel within the right course
  • Entrance and rear wide-view cameras, which presents a 180-degree view to the entrance and rear of the automobile for improved visibility when reversing, or pulling out of parking areas or driveways
  • Fallacious Approach Alert makes use of a windscreen mounted digicam and data from the automotive’s navigation system to supply drivers with audible and visible warnings when driving by way of two “No Entry” indicators on a motorway ramp

Ford’s Adaptive Entrance Lighting System with predictive curve gentle and sign-based gentle pre-adjusts headlamp patterns for optimum visibility earlier than reaching a curve, junction or roundabout.

The system makes use of the forward-facing digicam to observe lane markings as much as 65 metres forward, enabling gentle from the headlamps to be angled into the nook pre-emptively for improved visibility on method, relatively than relying solely on the motive force’s steering wheel inputs. The Ford-patented integration of street sign-reading functionality to optimise beam patterns permits the beam to be widened at junctions and roundabouts to higher illuminate hazards that aren’t within the course of journey.

Glare-free excessive beam removes the guilt of unintentionally dazzling different drivers and helps customers see extra of the street forward at night time with headlamps that use an revolutionary adjustable drum configuration for larger flexibility and softer, much less distracting transitions.

Ought to an accident happen, new Publish-Collision Braking know-how helps to scale back the impression of a possible secondary collision by routinely making use of average brake strain when an preliminary collision occasion is detected; slowing the automobile can probably reduce damage to occupants and additional injury to the automobile.

“We do not consider in know-how for know-how’s sake,” Rowley stated. “Options like our FordPass Join on-board modem and new Lane-Maintaining System with Blind Spot Help – mixed with our new Ford Hybrid vary of powertrains options – are designed to replicate the ever-evolving ways in which we use our vehicles, and to assist the all-new Kuga slip seamlessly into our clients lives.”



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