Hands-free tailgate now optional on Ford Kuga Trend
Ford’s lauded hands-free tailgate is now available as an option on Ford Kuga Trend. The option pack includes Ford’s Smart key-free system and is available for a recommended MLP of $1200 on Ford Kuga Trend EcoBoost and Diesel models.
“Ford Kuga customers tell us they lead busy lives and the hands-free tailgate is a practical feature that they want and value,” according to Ford Australia Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service Graeme Whickman.
“The Ford Kuga Trend is already well equipped and adding the option of the hands-free lift gate gives our customers the power of choice.”
A gentle kicking motion under the centre of the rear bumper activates, unlocks and raises the tailgate when the driver has the Ford Kuga key-free fob in their hand, pocket or bag. This allows quick and easy access to the luggage area without needing to set down packages or dig around for keys. The same motion closes the tailgate.
The system safeguards against accidental openings by being programmed to open with leg motion and the breaking of a miniature electric field – not when a ball rolls under the car or when the vehicle hits a bump on the road.
The system was tested in various settings, including at minus 40 degrees Celsius in the company’s climate chamber in Germany to freeze the bumper. The Ford Kuga’s tailgate passed with flying colours. There were no unintended openings, and it still opened when the test subject needed it to.
The new Ford Kuga also benefits from two new colours in 2014. The Ford Kuga’s exterior design has a bold, strong presence from almost any angle and two new colours, Race Red and Deep Impact Blue, make the all-new Ford Kuga shine even more.
“Customers have been asking for a wider range of colours and we feel these two new arrivals really fill out the range on offer.”
Race red is a bold, vibrant red that is vivacious and lively. Race Red is a solid colour and a no-cost option for customers.
Deep Impact Blue is a sophisticated yet sporty, metallic blue with a vibrant enhancing highlight. Deep Impact Blue is a prestige paint option available at an extra cost.
For a full rundown on the Ford Kuga call into Darryl Twitt Ford, Benalla road Shepparton. Or call John on 5822 5822.
Deep Impact Blue is a sophisticated yet sporty, metallic blue with a vibrant enhancing highlight