Ford Kuga SUV Launch Date,Price, Specs
Ford has been one of the Top players in the SUV space for India . The compact SUV segment with the Ecosport and a large size SUV segment with the Endeavour, both are the popular choice when it comes to SUVs in India. Ford is planning to bridge the gap between the Ecosport and Endeavour with a third SUV . This is the Ford Kuga. The Kuga will compete directly with the Jeep Compass .
Ford Motor Company and Mahindra Group entered a strategic partnership for product development in September, 2017. Under this alliance, Mahindra will leverage benefits of Ford’s expertise and global reach and Ford will expand its business in India via its sourcing and distribution experience. In this development, the American carmaker is reported to use the Mahindra XUV 500s platform for its new C-segment SUV the Ford Kuga premium compact SUV.
Ford has been selling good numbers of the Ecosport. The new Endeavour has also made a good mark in its segment. Ford is now getting studious with the launch of its third SUV in India. This will be a local production and will be made in the company’s Chennai plant. The SUVs of Ford are manufactured there, which includes the Endeavour and Ecosport. The Ford Kuga is also expected to be made there.
- It is a five-seater SUV and will have petrol and diesel engines.
- Automatic and 4×4 variants will be offered in this SUV.
- It will come with a 2.0-litre diesel engine.
This SUV will also be feature loaded and is expected to have best-in-class features
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Sweptback headlamps
- Lane keeping Aid
- Hands free Tail gate
- Large touchscreen with SYNC3 infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, GPS navigation
- Dual zone climate control
- Multi-functional steering wheel
- Rear parking camera & sensors
- Six airbags
- ABS with EBD and brake assist
- Hill start assist
- Cross traffic alert
- Blind spot information system
- Parking distance sensors with Active part assist
- Forward camera system
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Driver Alert System
- Auto High Beam
- Active City Stop
Ford Kuga SUV Specs
Ford Kuga Price in India
The India-spec model is likely to share its platform with the new-generation Mahindra XUV500. Reports suggest that Mahindra’s cost structure is 10-12% lower than Ford’s. This will not only help the American carmaker curb its manufacturing cost, but accelerate the product development procedure as well. If the new Ford five-seater urban premium SUV uses the XUV500’s platform, we can expect it to come with competitive price tag.
Ford Kuga India Launch Date
Ford Kuga is expected to launch in February 2019.
The Ford Kuga will be competing with the Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500, Ssangyong Tivoli and the Tata Hexa. This will be a more premium SUV, however this will be a five-seater. The product to be most affected with the Kuga will be the Jeep Compass. This is one vehicle that will see a major competition.Ford Kuga competition