An updated 2016 Ford Kuga will debut at this month’s Frankfurt motor show with key new features, the American carmaker has revealed today.

Full details on the update are still to come, although Ford has confirmed that the relatively new Sync 2 infotainment system will make its Kuga debut at the show, running through a new 8.0-inch display.

In its current Australian-market form, the largest main display available with the recently updated 2015 Kuga is a 5.0-inch screen, running the earlier Sync system.

Sync 2 made its local debut late last year, with a number of models - including the overhauled Falcon range, the new Everest SUV, the updated Ranger ute and Focus small car - now offering the system in various trim levels.

The company has revealed its even newer Sync 3 system in recent months, although that version isn’t expected to hit Australia until 2017.

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Away from in-cabin technologies, the Kuga has also been spied testing a significant styling makeover, with our photographers catching the mid-sized SUV wearing a new face inspired by the larger Edge (which could replace the Territory in Australia).

That prototype was caught back in May, which suggests the updated Kuga bound for the Frankfurt motor show this month will get not only a Sync 2 upgrade, but also a major design makeover.

The updated Kuga will go on sale in overseas markets later this year, which suggests a local debut won’t occur until sometime in 2016. CarAdvice has contacted Ford Australia for comment on launch timing and we’ll update this piece as more information comes.

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Above: the new Ford Edge.

In Frankfurt, the updated Kuga will be joined by the recently revealed EcoSport update - which is likewise still to be confirmed for an Australian launch - and the European version of the new Edge SUV.

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