Active Park Assist is an intuitive parking assist system which will help drivers to parallel park. When activated (by pressing the button on the centre console), the system uses the front and rear parking aid ultrasonic sensors to identify if a gap is large enough to park in. The steering is operated completely by the Active Park Assist system, while the driver controls the brake and throttle.
Other smart safety features offered as part of the Titanium Option Pack are the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Aid systems. The Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if they are about to exit their lane if they have not used the indicator to signal they will be doing this. The driver is warned by a vibration which is felt through the rim of the steering wheel.
In addition to the warning provided the Lane Keeping Aid provides steering torque assistance to steer the vehicle back into its lane, if the driver did intend to change lanes the steering assistance can easily be overridden by steering firmly in the direction they want to travel.
Further ensuring the drivers safety on the road is the all-new Kuga’s Blind Spot Information System. It uses radar sensors in the rear bumper edges to identify vehicles that are hidden from view in the driver’s blind spot. The system alerts the driver to any approaching or already hidden vehicle via an indication light in the corner of the side mirror.
Completing the Titanium Option Pack are a power opening panoramic roof and 19” alloy wheels. The features that make up the Titanium Option Pack can only be purchased as part of this pack and cannot be obtained separately.
“The all-new Kuga features an array of fantastic driving features that are designed to make customers lives safer and easier. These progressive technologies ensure our customers receive a premium experience but at an attainable price,” concludes Golightly.
The all-new Kuga comes with a 4-year / 120 000km comprehensive warranty, a 4-year / 80 000km service plan on petrol derivatives and a 5 year /90 000km service plan on diesel derivatives. Added piece of mind comes in the way of a 3-year /unlimited km roadside assistance plan while service intervals are staggered at 20 000km on petrol derivatives and 15 000km on diesel derivatives.
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