Refreshed Ford Kuga revealed in full

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Author: | Updated: 19 Jan 2024 15:59

Ford has revealed an all-new version of its Kuga crossover. This Qashqai rival has been one of the brand’s most popular models in recent years, and the new version introduces a host of improvements.

Fresh looks, interior updates and new drivetrains all feature. Here’s everything you need to know.

Ford Reinvents Bestselling Kuga SUV

Ford Kuga fast facts

  • Fresh styling introduced
  • List prices from £32,000
  • Available to order from the spring
  • All-new hybrid options
  • Updated infotainment offering

Ford Reinvents Bestselling Kuga SUV

Ford Kuga styling

The changes on the outside are quite dramatic. Despite the outgoing model not being that long in the tooth, the refreshed Kuga introduces an all-new look. The front appears more sculpted than before, with a sharper grille and a full-width daytime running bar.

The wings appear more elongated too, while a fresh set of bumpers also help set it out. It’s available with a more rugged-looking body trim too, if you opt for the Active version. ST-Line models, on the other hand, feature sportier alloys and a body-coloured bumpers to give it a sport appeal.

Changes at the rear of the car are less dramatic, but it’s an all-round cohesive look that we think looks better than some key rivals. LED headlights and tail lights are now standard across the range.

Ford Reinvents Bestselling Kuga SUV

Ford Kuga interior and tech

The interior has also been thoroughly reworked, now featuring the same updates we’ve recently seen introduced on the Focus. That means a snazzy new infotainment system, which is now a 13in unit. This is a big improvement compared to the outgoing model’s 8in screen.

The driver still gets a digital display too, while there are fewer buttons to worry about. The climate controls have been simplified, and are now operated via the touchscreen interface.

Ford Reinvents Bestselling Kuga SUV

Ford Kuga drivetrains

A host of petrol and hybrid models are offered. The 1.5-litre petrol kicks off the range and produces around 150hp. A new 2.5-litre hybrid model is now available, and can be specified in all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive form.

Compared with the outgoing model, efficiency has improved. It’ll now manage up to 42 miles on electric power alone.

Ford Reinvents Bestselling Kuga SUV

Ford Kuga release date

The updated Kuga will be available to order in the coming months, with UK deliveries commencing later in 2024. We’ll bring you leasing plans as soon as they’re available.

In the meantime, you can check out and compare lease plans on Fords right now by hitting the button below.

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