A few months after the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape debuted, it was followed by a revised version of the Ford Kuga sporting similar styling, which is that model’s rebadged counterpart sold in other parts of the world. That includes Argentina, which has enjoyed a significant sales boost stemming from the brand’s revamp over the past couple of years, one that includes the launch of several new products in the South American country. Now, the refreshed Ford Kuga Hybrid is officially on sale in that same country, the automaker has announced.
As expected, the refreshed Ford Kuga is essentially identical to the 2023 Escape, including its revised exterior appearance with slimmer LED headlights, a coast-to-coast light bar, a hexagonal front grille, new 19-inch wheels, and a revised rear end with new taillights and satin gray appliqués for the bumper.
The same goes for the interior, which features new seats with micro-perforated leather, heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment for the driver and 6-way for the passenger, reclining rear seats, and a 13.2-inch infotainment screen running Sync 4 that also has wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility. The driver gets a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a head-up display, while a 10-speaker B&O premium audio system is also included.
In terms of powertrains, the Argentinian Ford Kuga gets one electrified option – the 2.5L Atkinson cycle gas engine paired with an electric motor, which generate a combined 203 horsepower that flows to all four wheels via an eCVT gearbox. Built in the U.S. and exported to Argentina, customers in that country have one Ford Kuga Hybrid trim to choose from – the luxurious Platinum, which starts out at $37,339,000 ARS. Five exterior colors are available – Panther Black, Mercury Grey, Vapor Blue, Oxford White and Lunar Silver, and the new crossover is available to purchase there right now.