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Ford Kuga adds new sporty luxury trim

March 7, 2014 by Perrys Content Team in News

It sits above all other existing trim levels for the latest Ford Kuga which includes ‘Zetec’, ‘Titanium’ and ‘Titanium X’. With the new Titanium X Sport trim the Kuga benefits from a host of extra exterior and interior enhancements.

Ford has decided to introduce this new trim level in response to high demand for the Titanium series, which accounts for 80 per cent of new Kuga sales.

Included for the exterior are 19-inch alloy wheels, a rear view camera, silver roof rails, privacy glass and power fold mirrors. The Kuga’s exterior is further enhanced by a new 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 a rear diffuser.

Engine options for the new Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport consist of two petrol and diesel options. There’s a 1.6-litre Ecoboost petrol unit with outputs of 148bhp or 180bhp and there’s a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel with outputs of 138bhp or 161bhp.

Other standard equipment inherited from earlier Kuga trim levels includes a sunroof, heated front leather seats and ten-way powered driver’s seat.

Like with other specifications the Kuga Titanium X Sport is available with a hands-free tailgate. This £350 option 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 system works by utilising 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.

Ford has revealed that the hands-free tailgate has been chosen by more than one in five of all Ford Kuga buyers in Britain last year. It has already been added to over 56 per cent of early Titanium X Sport orders in the UK.

Other handy gadgets available on the latest Kuga include Active Park Assist and the radar-based Active City Stop. The latter automatically applies the brakes when the Kuga is travelling at low speed and a frontal collision is anticipated.

The all-wheel drive powertrain of the Kuga is also backed by a clever onboard computer which reassesses conditions 20 times faster than it takes to blink an eye, readjusting the power split to give the driver the best blend of handling and traction.

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