The present-day C520 Ford Kuga is about to be succeeded by a new model, as teased by this short video clip by Ford. The second-gen SUV was facelifted in 2017, and is set to be replaced when the new, Mk3 iteration makes its debut next week on April 2. From the brief teaser footage, there are elements of the latest Ford Focus which carry over to the crossover here.

Some style cues that are shared include the corners of the front bumper, while the individual elements in the headlamp appear similar to that in the popular hatchback as well. Here, we can see that the rotary dial gearshift selector from the Focus has made it across to the Kuga as well.

The exact engine line-up for the new Kuga has yet to be revealed, though both petrol and diesel units can be expected. The 2017 facelift saw the addition of a 120 PS 1.5 litre turbodiesel mated to a front-wheel drive layout, along with the existing 2.0 litre TDCI diesel unit in two states of tune. A 1.5 litre EcoBoost petrol in three states of tune was also made available.

The forthcoming Kuga could possibly see the 8F eight-speed auto from the Focus being employed, with the 8F24 for the petrol units and the higher-rated 8F35 being used with the diesel. Equipment-wise, the new Kuga could receive the latest iteration of the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite, which comprises adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, speed sign recognition and lane-keeping, as well as Active Park Assist 2 for automated parking.