Ford is only now updating the small crossover in Europe, where some significant modifications have been made.

The Kuga receives the tough Active trim, which includes additional plastic body armor and silver skid plates, for the first time.

For increased ground clearance, the adventurous flavor has a front axle

that is 0.4 inches higher and a rear axle that is 0.2 inches higher.

Additionally, Ford includes a Trail drive mode that modifies traction control

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