Over 30,000 Ford Kugas have been snapped up by customers this year, pushing the medium SUV to a new sales record. UK sales of the Kuga have increased by 35 per cent versus the same period in 2014, with three times as many sold compared with five years ago.

Ford data shows that 36 per cent of Kuga models were bought in the South of England across Essex, East Anglia, London, Southern counties and the M4 corridor*. Customers in the North of England bought 17 per cent while 5.5 per cent sold in Wales, 4.5 per cent across Scotland and 2 per cent in Northern Ireland.

The news comes as Ford increases the breadth of the Kuga range, including a new colour, Green Instinct, a new 120PS derivative of the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and new Kuga Titanium Sport model offering 18 inch alloy wheels, full body styling kit, rear spoiler and Active Park Assist. The lead-in price for Kuga is now £19,995.

Kevin Griffin, Ford UK sales director, said: "Ford's SUV line-up is going from strength-to-strength with a positive impact on Ford's UK sales. With the new EcoSport reaching 10,000 orders so far this year and the range expanding to include the all-new Ford Edge, we expect SUV sales to treble by the end of 2016, compared with 2013."

The Ford Kuga was first introduced in 2008 and since then 115,000 have been bought by UK customers.
YearNumber of Kuga Sales
20083,887
200910,173
201011,527
201110,496
201210,570
201313,904
201424,353
2015 (28th Nov)30,156
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