2017 Ford Kuga
It has been almost ten years since launch of the new Ford’s crossover, the Kuga. This vehicle filled the spot in the compact SUV segment, and after one decade it could get into new generation with 2017 year model. Its last redesign was in 2013, and it is mid-cycle refreshment. However, 2017 Ford Kuga could bring some radical changes, not only to this model, but also to entire crossover class, and this vehicle could set some new standards in the industry. That is one of the reasons why company is keeping all information as secret, but we managed to reveal some details about this model. Small crossover is coming to US market and few other countries, probably under Escape name.
2017 Ford Kuga specs
For new 2017 Ford Kuga, new engines are being prepared. We heard that EcoBoost drivetrain is going to be installed under its hood. We guess that could be 1.5-l turbo-charged I-4 unit, which could be seen in some other vehicles. For Kuga, output could be around 180 horsepower and equivalent amount of pound-feet of torque. Estimated fuel economy is around 30 mpg, which is good for this segment. Some rumors, which are not so likely, say 2.3-liter drivetrain could be second option for new Kuga. This engine brings significant improvement on power, with estimated 280 horses delivered from it. Nevertheless, 1.5-l is the most likely variant, mainly because of its excellent fuel economy. Powertrain is mated to a all-new 9-speed transmission box, which is another addition comparing to previous vehicles. European models could get old 6-speed gearbox.
2017 Ford Kuga redesign
There is no info about styling details on 2017 Ford Kuga. However, we are sure that vehicle is going to be refreshed, but overall look is going to be kept. New lines and curves will make crossover more attractive, and we heard that front is refreshed with brand-new 3-piece grille and slim LED headlights. Aggressiveness is boosted with bumper, so new SUV will be real refresh for this class and Ford company.
Interior will suffer minor changes, with mostly updates on existing features and systems. Since company is quiet on info about this model, we can’t be sure if they will change their minds and completely redesign cabin.
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