According to published data, Ford has discontinued diesel versions of the Kuga crossover. Thus, the car’s engine range has lost 1.5- and 2.0-liter diesel power plants. According to a Ford spokesman, the company took this step due to the increasing popularity of electrified models, as well as to optimize production.
Thus, the Ford Kuga is now sold with a 1.5-liter 148-horsepower turbo petrol engine and two hybrid power plants with 187 and 222 hp. Interestingly, only the recently updated Focus is still available with diesel engines.
Note that according to the SMMT agency, sales of new cars in 2021 increased slightly, but the popularity of diesel models immediately decreased by 46.9%. Gasoline cars also became less popular by 14.8%. On the other hand, sales of hybrid models increased by 75.6%.
It is worth saying that the abandonment of diesel models is gaining momentum around the world. For example, Volvo recently decided to phase out all diesel vehicles. In addition, the Mazda 6 sedan, starting in 2020, also cannot be bought with a heavy fuel engine.
We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the Ford Kuga from the FineAuto team: