Ford’s Kuga has a fresh new face! We drove the latest diesel model last week, but these cosmetic tweaks will also be available soon as part of a styling upgrade.
The visual changes to the exterior – including a new, more aggressive grille design, body-colored side skirts and 19-inch alloys – are part of a luxurious new range of ‘Individual’ specifications that coincide with recent mechanical options from August 2, an additional option package on all Titanium models.
The interior has also been improved, with ‘Ebony’ leather upholstery, aluminum pedals on manual models and door sill and floor mats with the ‘Individual’ logo. The cost of all additional kits is £ 4,000 including VAT, on top of the £ 24,495 starting price of the Kuga Titanium.
Launched in 2008, the Kuga has recently been updated with a new version of Ford’s 2.0-liter TDCi Duratorq diesel engine, which is six percent more fuel-efficient than the 131 hp engine it replaces, and is offered in the 138 hp versions or 161 horsepower.
Customers can now also order four-wheel drive versions of the Kuga with Ford’s six-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic transmission, which was first seen on the Focus, although the automatic transmission is not as economical as its manual counterparts.