Teased in a video posted to Ford's Facebook page (below) ahead of the official event on 2 April, the new Kuga will adopt styling influenced by the recently launched Focus and is set to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain option.
While it's not officially confirmed, sources suggest that a new Fiesta-based crossover will also be unveiled alongside the Kuga next week. Both models, along with the Ecosport, Edge and Explorer SUVs, will play a crucial part in Ford's wide-reaching European restructure formally announced in January.
A more targeted focus on more profitable SUVs, the main growth sector in Europe, is listed as a priority. Ford sold 151,000 Kugas in 2017 across Europe and slightly fewer in 2018 – both years more than double the volume shifted in 2013, when the second-generation car was launched.