New Ford Kuga facelift revealed: price and specs

January 17, 2024 by

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This is the new Ford Kuga, and it’s been given a host of updates for 2024. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Ford Kuga revealed
  • Facelifted SUV on sale soon
  • Updated exterior styling
  • Prices start from £32,080
  • Upgraded interior tech
  • New hybrid engines

Ford has updated the Kuga SUV for 2024, and this Volkswagen Tiguan alternative has new tech, upgraded hybrid engines and tweaked styling.

You’ll be able to order your new Kuga within the next few weeks, and prices start from £32,080.

New Ford Kuga price and specs

The new Ford Kuga will be available to order in the next few weeks, with deliveries starting in the coming months. There are four trim levels to choose from, with prices starting from £32,080. That’s actually around £1,000 less than the outgoing car, and it’s £2,000 cheaper than a Volkswagen Tiguan.

New Ford Kuga Titanium

The new Ford Kuga range kicks off with the Titanium model, starting from £32,080. For this you get 17-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights, a 13.9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

New Ford Kuga ST-Line

Stepping up to the ST-Line will cost you £37.380, and this gets you a sporty bodykit and 18-inch alloy wheels. You also get additional kit such as a 360-degree parking camera and 12-way power-adjustable seats.

New Ford Kuga Active

Those who enjoy camping off the beaten track may prefer the raised suspension you get with the Active version of the Kuga. In addition to the additional height, you get rugged-looking black cladding and unique 18-inch alloy wheels. This version will set you back £38,955.

New Ford Kuga ST-Line X

Range-topping ST-Line X cars start from £39,670. Treat yourself to this car and you get an opening panoramic glass roof, front and rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel and 19-inch alloy wheels.

New Ford Kuga design

This may just be a mid-life facelift for the Ford Kuga, but it’s been given a pretty hefty makeover at the front. The grille is much larger and more imposing than before, and the headlights have been stretched out into the front wings to make them look more sleek.

Go for the ST-Line or the ST-Line X and you have a deeper lower bumper with some sporty-looking creases. The Active has a more tough-looking design with black cladding around the bottom.

Changes to the rear of the car are more subtle. You have LED taillights with a more modern look than before, and the lower bumper has been given a slight redesign as well.

New Ford Kuga interior and infotainment

Step inside the new Ford Kuga and you’ll find the same basic design as before. Upgrades on the interior are similar to those found on the facelifted Ford Focus, with a new infotainment system and a simplified dash layout.

The highlight is a massive 13.0-inch touchscreen sprouting out of the dashboard, a big upgrade over the 8.0-inch screen you got in the outgoing car. You get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and it also has Alexa built in so you can ask questions or make commands without having your phone connected.

As with the Focus, the new Ford Kuga has done away with physical climate knobs, with these functions now controlled through the touchscreen. This does simplify the look of the interior, however we’ll have to wait and see what it does to ease of use.

New Ford Kuga engines and driving

In addition to the interior upgrades, there are some new and improved engines under the bonnet.

Check out Mat’s review of the outgoing Ford Kuga…

The entry-level engine is the 1.5-litre petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox, putting out 150hp. There’s also a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid with 180hp, and this is available with either front or all-wheel drive. Go for the latter and you can tow up to 2.1 tons, the best in class for a hybrid.

The plug-in hybrid Kuga has always been the most popular choice, and this new one has improved all-electric range. It uses a 2.5-litre petrol engine, paired with an electric motor, and it can manage up to 42 miles of range using the battery alone. That’s around seven miles more than the outgoing car.

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