Anyhow, Ford must now be global, and Kuga should replace Escape on US Marktet.
2022 Ford Kuga Redesign, Exterior And Interior
The interior design will have the same look as the latest Focus.
Ford has tried to simplify it but there are still many buttons, but they’re ergonomic and easy-to-use. Overall, the interior is functional but lacks a sense of occasion or a premium edge; there’s too much squidge in some materials and scratchiness in others; it’s not harmonious.
Being a bit bigger, there’s more space in the boot and leg and headroom for rear passengers. But getting a bit of extra length (all 81mm of it) it’s also manoeuvred itself out of its normal competitor range, rubbing shoulders with the Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5 and Skoda Kodiaq, and into the sights of the Kia Sorento and Hyundai’s Santa Fe.
But it still drives finer, thanks to being underpinned by the same European platform as the Ford Focus, a new four-wheel-drive system (having dumped Haldex) and the same torque vectoring system (the clever tech that brakes a spinning inside wheel to shove drive to an outer one to improve grip) from the Focus RS. Basically, it’s drift mode turned on its head. But with a large spread of engines, trim packages and the ability to have two- or four-wheel drive, there’s something for every family.
Ford Kuga 2022 Engine
So far, we’ve tried only the full plug-in hybrid version of the Kuga. It's called the 2.5 Duratec 225PS PHEV and it pairs a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined power output of 222 hp. You can choose to drive in fully electric mode (officially for up to 35 miles) or using just the petrol engine, which can also charge the battery. Then there's the auto mode, which allows the car to use a combination of the two as it sees fit.
You also get a selection of drive settings: Normal, Eco and Sport. When driving in full-electric mode, Eco restricts acceleration to help save the battery, but still allows useable pace. Sport, meanwhile, sharpens up the accelerator response. We’ll let you know if the conventional petrol and diesel engines and the mild-hybrid are worth your consideration when we test them later in the year.
2022 Ford Kuga 2022 Release Date And Price
The Release date for new 2022 Ford Kuga should be at the end of 2021. The base price of new Kuga should be $25,000.