Powered by a 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 134bhp diesel engine with standard particulate filter and six-speed manual transmission, Kuga comes with full-time Haldex intelligent AWD system. With combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg it also achieves class-leading levels of CO2 – 169 g/km.
Kuga is available in two specifications: Zetec and Titanium. Zetec's standard features include keyless start, 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, ESP, Ford Easy fuel, Thatcham category 1 alarm and MP3 connector.
Titanium adds rain sensing wipers, blue tinted glass, partial leather trim, cruise control, automatic headlights and dual electronic air temperature control.
Additional premium options available include a rear facing camera, panoramic roof, USB connectivity and DAB radio.
"I'm really excited about moving into this growing segment with such a stylish and capable vehicle. I'm confident that Kuga is going to give the competition a run for their money." said Roelant de Waard, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain.