New Ford Kuga
Ford has confirmed that its new Kuga off-roader will cost from £20,495 when it goes on sale in June.
To start with, the range will be a very small one, with just one engine and two trim levels to choose from. Every model will come with a134bhp 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine that, with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, returns 44.1mpg on the combined cycle and emits 169g/km of CO2 - better in both cases than a similarly powered Tiguan.
In keeping with Ford's desire to keep the Kuga as a premium model, just two trim levels will be available, Zetec and Titanium. The more basic Zetec has alloy wheels, air-conditioning and keyless start, while Titanium adds £2000 to the price, as well as automatic windscreen wipers, tinted glass, part-leather trim and cruise control to the list of standard equipment. Among the options will be a rear-facing camera, USB connectivity and a digital radio, but every model will have a split-folding tailgate, the first time Ford has offered such a feature.