Ford has announced last week that like the Fiesta, the Kuga will now no longer be available with the option of a diesel engine. Ford stopped offering any diesel powered Fiesta models in October 2020 due to low sales.

Now, the Kuga SUV is petrol only, as the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines have been axed from the range. Industry wide, diesel powered models are not selling that well, with customers preferring full petrol or mild hybrid vehicles instead.

The Kuga is now only available with a 1.5-litre petrol with 148bhp or a 2.5-litre petrol with hybridisation and 187bhp. The other choice is a plug in hybrid version with the 2.5-litre engine, which produces 222bhp.

The only car that Ford sells now in the UK with a diesel option is the new, recently updated Focus.