Being quite a new model, the Kuga hasn’t received so far a major facelift. Fortunately, the 2015 Ford Kuga is going to get a small redesign with improved styling, different trimming options as well as different interior equipment than before. Price for the new midsize SUV will remain mostly unchanged from the previous generation. The only exception being the high powered petrol engine, which will be removed from the range in the favor of a smaller and less powerful turbocharged unit and also the entry level model.
2015 Ford Kuga review
The exterior will remain quite similar to that of the current model with a few exceptions. Firstly, there will be added LED daytime running lights at the front and a new set of 19 inch wheels which should be only available on the Titanium.
Inside the 2015 Ford Kuga we now see more matured materials such as premium cloth upholstery or the optional leather seats. Climate control comes as standard while there is an optional dual zone climate control as well as ventilated seats. The satellite navigation system comes as standard feature on the more expensive models.
Ford midsize SUV mpg
Engine wise, the new Kuga is going to feature a petrol engine with two different power options as well as a diesel unit. The 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine is available with either 147 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque or 180 horsepower and the same amount of torque. The first one is only available with front wheel drive while the second engine is only available for the four wheel drive model. This is the reason why the first one is able to achieve around 35 MPG on average while the more powerful one will only average 30 MPG.
New Ford Kuga diesel
The new addition to the range is the 2.0-liter Duratorq with 160 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This tiny monster is perfect for people who are concerned about fuel consumption but still want quite a punch. Even the four wheel drive model of this engine is able to return up to 38 MPG on average with ease.
All of them come as standard and as their only option with a 6 speed automatic that can be configured to change gear manually via a switch on the center console. The gearbox is subtle in the automatic mode and quite responsive.
2015 Ford Kuga release date and price
As we said, price will be pretty much in line with its competitors. Expect to pay for an entry level model around 36.000$ in Australia, price that is no less than 10.000$ cheaper than the previous generation. This is due to the fact that the car now uses locally made parts rather than being imported from around the Globe. Availability for the 2015 Ford Kuga is unknown yet but expect it to be released somewhere at the end of this year.