2020 Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid is Coming Next Spring

The new 2020 Ford Kuga will follow the redesign of its US sibling Escape. So, an all-new
look of the crossover SUV for European and Australian customers
will be the highlight of the upcoming vehicle. Also, it will be
lighter than before. Weight save will lead to the better fuel
economy as well. Furthermore, the improvements of efficiency
are not ending here, since the new Kuga will get the plug-in
hybrid version. Escape will get it later. Then, the redesign
will create more room inside the cabin. Of course, designer
will have a lot of space for improvements.

The new 2020 Ford Kuga will offer a pair of diesel engines and
one petrol unit. As said, expectations are high from a new
plug-in hybrid drivetrain. It is projected as a star of the
upcoming season. Whatsoever, it will be out next year and we
can say more about it after the first feedbacks. But, the way
in which the company is headed is giving rights to expect a lot
by the Blue Oval family.

2020 Ford Kuga phev

Plug-In Hybrid Is Ready For the Launch

While the petrol and diesel drivetrains are using either 1.5 or
2.0 displacements, engineers will install the larger mill under
the hood of the PHEV model. It will be a 2.5-liter petrol unit.
The electric motor will take the position on the rear axle,
making the 2020 Ford Kuga plug-in hybrid an all-wheel drive
model. Standard petrol engine sends power to front wheels.
Total output of this system is 225 horsepower. The new Kuga
will be able to run by using the electric power only. The range
of this crossover will be around 50 km (32 miles). In future, a
larger battery could improve the range, or the crossover could
become an all-electric vehicle.

Standard Engines and Specs

Besides the new PHEV configuration, the 2020 Ford Kuga will
stick up to the existing lineup of engines. That means a
1.5-liter petrol drivetrain is the base solution in most
markets. There will be two different setups available, and
buyers will choose between 120 and 150 hp. In the US, Escape is
using a 2.0-liter engine that creates 250 horsepower.
Unfortunately, Ford is not bringing it overseas for its
European sibling.

But, the 2020 Ford Kuga will have diesel engines. Fans of
Escape crossover SUV can only dream about it. A 1.5-liter is
the standard model and it delivers 120 horsepower. More energy
and torque are coming from a 2.0-l engine. Again, it is up to
buyers if they will pick the configuration with 150 or 190 hp.
A six-speed Powershift automatic transmission is sending power
to front wheels. All-wheel drive will be optional. Drivers can
select one of the six drive modes. Besides Normal, you can
choose Eco for a better fuel economy, or Sport for maximized
performance. Ford adds Slippery mode for a drive on wet
surfaces, Snow and Sand, for extreme conditions.

2020 Ford Kuga hybrid

2020 Ford Kuga Redesign

The crossover for the upcoming season is bringing the all-new
look. The fourth generation is not changing only the drivetrain
lineup, but also the appearance. First of all, the 2020 Ford
Kuga will be larger than before. Extra length is perfect for
designers to create a more comfortable interior. Also, the
crossover will be wider, so passengers on rear seats will have
more room. We can hear rumors that the new Escape could become
a seven-seat model. If that happens, Kuga will go the same way.

More Space Inside the Cabin, More Infotainment Features

The sliding rear bench can create more space for cargo if you
need it. Well, plug-in hybrid model is not offering this
feature. The battery is under floor, so everything is fixed
back there. Furthermore, the company is bringing the latest
technologies for the 2020 Kuga. All trim levels will get an
8-inch touchscreen display. Optionally, you can purchase a
12-inch screen that looks huge in a compact crossover.
Infotainment system comes with more options and features.

The safety is on the higher level. A six-inch driver’s display
is transparent. Also, there is a front collision warning system
available for the base models. Upper trims add parking sensors
and few other features that will improve an overall safety.

2020 Ford Kuga interior

2020 Ford Kuga Release Date and Competition

Sales of the new 2020 Ford Kuga will start this fall. The
company didn’t unveil the price. So, we will have to wait until
October to find out the precise costs of Kuga models. The
plug-in hybrid is coming next spring.

The new Kuga will set the challenge to old rivals. At first
place there are VW Tiguan and Toyota Rav4. The speed of changes in
the compact crossover class is incredible, so the next season
will bring the new Nissan Qashqai and
Kia Sportage, as well as
few hybrid variants of existing models. However, Kuga will be
the most exciting plug-in hybrid in 2020.