New Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport
Priced from £28,345
The new Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport has now been added to the popular Kuga range and offers the highest specification will style luxury and fantastic technology features. Priced from £28,345 the Titanium X Sport includes features such as 19” 5x2 spoke alloy wheels, body styling kit including body colour front, side and rear skirts, spoiler, wheel arches and door claddings. The kit also adds lower centre silver skid plate and rear diffuser. Other features include Sony DAB audio with satellite navigation, rear view camera, active park assist for semi automated parallel parking, silver roof rails, privacy glass and power fold mirrors. The car also inherits impressive standard equipment such as opening panorama roof, heated front Torino leather seats and ten-way powered drivers seat.
Among its styling, safety and convenience options is Ford Kuga’s hands-free tailgate which is the first to be offered on a medium-sized SUV in Europe. The £350 option on Kuga Titanium X Sport and Titanium X, which includes keyless opening, enables customers to open the boot without using their hands, but by a gentle kicking motion under the rear bumper. The innovation was chosen by more than one in five of all Ford Kuga buyers in Britain last year and has already been added to over 56 per cent of early Titanium X Sport orders in the UK. Mark Ovenden, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain said “everyone has approached their car with their hands full and wished there was some magical way of opening the boot without having to put the load down first, our hands-free tailgate is an ingenious solution to make everyday lives easier, and one tailored for our new top-end Ford Kuga customers as the majority have chosen it.”
The system employs two sensors in the rear bumper that register the driver’s leg and respond to the kicking motion. This ensures a hands-free tailgate cannot be accidentally activated, for example by an animal running under the car.
The introduction of a Kuga Titanium X Sport, with 1.6 EcoBoost petrol (150/182PS) or 2.0 TDCi diesel (140/163PS) engines, was prompted by high demand for the Titanium series, which accounted for 80 per cent of sales. The new Kuga, which arrived in dealerships a year ago, has sent sales soaring by over 40 per cent since March 2013 compared with the 12 months prior.