The 4×4 will now benefit from a new 163PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCI diesel engine and a 140PS variation of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCI engine. The latter adds four more horsepower to the outgoing unit.
In two-wheel drive guise, the 140PS engine delivers 156g/km compared to 159g/km from the 140PS and 163PS models in all-wheel drive configuration.
Ford has also introduced a new Powershift six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the all-wheel drive models, although CO2 emissions rise to 179g/km with this transmission.
The range-topping 200PS 2.5-litre Duratec petrol engine remains with a choice of six and five speed transmissions in manual or automatic respectively.
With the two new engines, fuel economy is as his as 41.5mpg on the combined cycle depending on the choice of transmission.
The Kuga crossover, inspired by the popular Ford Focus, will be available in a new ‘Individual’ trim level in the Titanium series.
Ford’s newest specification level includes 19" alloy wheels, a unique ‘Individual’ front grille, roof rails, and a host of cosmetic changes such as privacy glass, aluminium pedals, high gloss black trim and body coloured side skirts and wheel arches.
The interior features Ebony Leather, scuff plates and floor mats with an exclusive ‘Individual’ logo.
The Ford Kuga is available from £20,495 from 2 August 2010, a lower price than previously because of Ford’s new ‘blue tag’ pricing strategy lowering the on-sale price instead of offering discounts.