The new Kuga will show a lot of changes. These upgrades will lead the nameplate into a new creation. The fourth series of the crossover SUV will be available next season as 2020 Ford Kuga. Well, the company also has its sibling in the USA, coming out as Ford Escape. It will likewise suffer similar changes. First spy shots are accessible, confirming these claims. Furthermore, the company gave us hints about the new Kuga. We also expect it to see performance-oriented engines and also a hybrid version. Some say the new Escape will have a seven-seat model as an optional layout. We can declare it the same for Ford Kuga 2020.
2020 Ford Kuga Overview
Spy photos of the 2020 Ford Kuga are affirming a few of the rumors we could hear. However, the only official thing we all know is that the new SUV is coming. Apart from that, the Blue Oval company is not providing more clues. There is still a chance to view the production version of the Kuga much different compared to the prototype. For these fans looking for more power, new RS and ST models will be available, even in the US.
From what we can see, the new crossover SUV is going to be quite similar to the Ford Focus. The new architecture underpins the SUV and this means further changes all around the vehicle. We can’t peek into the cottage to see specifics. We can expect a similar layout as for the Focus.
The new platform will bring more distance within the 2020 Ford Kuga. This affirms other rumors about the possible seven-seat design. With this movement, Ford will enhance the flexibility of the SUV. It will be more suitable for families. Some say the Ford Kuga 2020 is likely to replace Escape in the US. It might inherit all the stuff from its predecessor.
2020 Ford Kuga Specs
Underneath the bonnet of the new 2020 Ford Kuga buyers will find few petrol and diesel engines. The base models with a gasoline unit will utilize a 1.5-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. It is capable of creating 120 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard and this engine accelerates to 60 mph in 12 seconds. The identical engine, tuned to produce 150 ponies, cuts this time under 10 minutes. Manual and automatic gearboxes are available in Europe.
The most powerful gasoline engine can produce 180 hp and sends power to all wheels. Additionally, the automatic transmission is the only option. Well, more power does not mean Ford Kuga is faster. It will still take 11 minutes for 0-60 mph sprint because of the AWD system.
2020 Ford Kuga Engine
The new 2020 Ford Kuga will keep its existing diesel engines, at least to the non-US markets. That means we will have two versions. One is a milder, still fresh device, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder. It can produce 120 hp and this one is slightly faster than its gas sibling of the identical displacement. However, the popular unit will be with 150 hp. Diesel engines are fuel-friendlier. The same we could expect from a larger 2.0-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. This one needs 10 minutes to sprint to 60 mph.
The US version of the 2020 Ford Kuga is Ford Escape. It will continue to use a 2.5-liter gasoline engine as the base component. A four-cylinder powertrain generates 170 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. If the Escape increases seating capacity, the SUV will require more power. A turbocharger enhances boosters for the 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine. With this technology, Escape can count on 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Ford Kuga ST, RS, and Hybrid
The new 2020 Ford Kuga ST model will be more powerful compared to the current edition. We expect to observe the SUV with sparks above 200 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm). At the same time, the company will start other performance-oriented SUV — Ford Kuga RS. Aside from the engine which will be ready to throw out over 250 hp, the crossover will endure many cosmetic upgrades. The sport steering wheel and buckets with power correcting system, navigation, and superior audio are just a few of the enhancements for RS and ST models.
Ford Escape used hybrid drivetrain back in its second generation. But since 2013 we do not see it or Kuga with this kind of system. Well, the next-gen models will change things on the market. We know that Ford invests big into electrification and the 2020 Ford Kuga is one of the preferred to become a hybrid vehicle. We do not hear any rumors about specifics. Fans can expect more about Ford Kuga Hybrid when the SUV becomes official. Of course, the Blue Oval company will add the same drivetrain because of its US sibling, Escape.
2020 Ford Kuga Price
Depending on markets where it appears the 2020 Ford Kuga will include different prices. In the US, Escape will begin at $25,000.