Visually, ST-Line models are marked out from standard versions by 18- or 19-inch alloys wheel, sports seats and a ride height that has been lowered by 10mm. A black front grille, tinted headlights and roof rails have also been added.
Beneath the skin, Ford has tweaked the spring and damper rates along with the steering, while thicker anti-roll bars have also been fitted.
UK specifications for the Kuga ST-Line have yet to be announced, but front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions should be made available. A range of petrol and diesel engines from the Kuga line-up will also be offered.
Along with the ST-Line, Ford will also introduce a range-topping Vignale version of the Kuga. Both models will sit at the top-end of the Kuga model line-up.