Ford Kuga SUV facelifted with new Active spec | CAR Magazine

Ford Kuga SUV facelifted with new Active spec

Published: 17 January 2024 Updated: 17 January 2024

► Ford’s 2024 Kuga SUV revealed
► Updates to tech and hybrid power
► On sale in the UK later in January 2024

Ford has unveiled its redesigned Kuga SUV for 2024. Alongside giving it a based facelift, the powertrain range has been revised and there’s a new trim.

That fresh look puts it in line with the Ford Escape crossover sold across the Atlantic, with a cleaner and slightly more muscular look as well as a light bar running across the centre of the grille. The Active trim – which has been available on Fords for a good while, including the new Tourneo Courier – also becomes available with this updated Kuga, with chunkier styling and bespoke details alongside entry Titanium and sporty ST-Line specs.

For the UK, the Kuga is available with a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol making 148bhp, as well as two hybrid models with either 178bhp (front-wheel drive) or 180bhp (all-wheel drive). There’s also a PHEV option developing 240bhp.

New tech includes a refresh of the brand’s SYNC4 system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new trailer assist software and ‘dynamic pixel’ headlights that can change the beam to react to corners and signs.

Orders are open now with the first deliveries coming towards the end of January 2024. Prices start at £32,080 in the UK.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches