Ford’s revamped Kuga SUV to start from £32,080
A new Active trim adds a more rugged aesthetic to the Kuga lineup
Ford’s facelifted Kuga SUV will start from £32,080, and will be available in a choice of four powertrains and five trim levels when it arrives on sale in the coming weeks.
Leading the pack is the Titanium edition, which boasts a petrol engine paired to a manual gearbox.
For those inclined towards hybrid power, the S-Line, Active, and the S-Line X versions are available, starting at £38,555.
The flagship ST-Line X is equipped with a plug-in hybrid system, and is priced at £42,455.
The Active variant is a new addition to the 2024 Kuga lineup, offering a more rugged aesthetic. It features silver scuff plates, added body cladding, and a distinctive grille design.
Meanwhile, the cabin is enhanced with custom floor mats and a dashboard finished in wood. It also boasts a higher ride height than the other versions, plus a new Trail Mode, which is said to optimise traction control and throttle response for when driving off-road.
Internally, the new Kuga now comes equipped with a spacious 13.2-inch central touchscreen (previously 8.0-inch) running the firm’s newest Sync 4 infotainment system. It offers clould-connected navigation and support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
It is accompanied by a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, which changes its display based on the driving mode selected.
Other updated features include new, Dynamic Pixel LED headlights that adjust to different driving conditions, as well as improved driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Predictive Speed Assist.
Full specifications and pricing details are yet to be released.
The updated Ford Kuga comes following Ford's unveiling of the E-Tourneo Courier, a new addition to its electric vehicle (EV) lineup. Aimed at urban users seeking a blend of practicality and style, this five-seat 'multi-activity' vehicle sports an SUV-inspired design and is a part of Ford's commitment to achieving zero emissions in Europe by 2035, joining the E-Tourneo and E-Transit Custom in its EV range.
It is powered by a 132bhp electric motor, and offers various driving modes such as Normal, Eco, and Slippery, although specifics on battery capacity are yet to be disclosed.
However, Ford has highlighted its charging capabilities, with the battery supporting 11kW AC and 100kW DC charging, allowing for a quick 54 miles range boost in just 10 minutes at a DC fast charger, and a 10-80% charge in under 35 minutes.
The E-Tourneo Courier can be also be charged across the Ford BlueOval Charge Network, expected to encompass 500,000 chargers by 2024.