Hands-free tail­gate now op­tional on Ford Kuga Trend

Shepparton News - Shepparton Car Weekly - - SHEPPARTON CAR WEEKLY -

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

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