Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport hits the showrooms

7 Mar, 2014 10:00am Luke Madden

Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport trim will top the Kuga compact SUV range priced from £28,595

The Ford Kuga now has a new range-topping Titanium X Sport trim level, following high demand for the previous flagship Titanium and Titanium X models.

Around 80 per cent of buyers went for Titanium or Titanium X when they specced up their Kuga, so Ford saw the potential for an even better equipped model at the very top of the range. The Titanium X Sport costs an extra £2,950 over a Titanium model and £200 more than a Titanium X Kuga.

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As well as leather upholstery, heated front seats and a panoramic roof – all of which is standard on Titanium X – the Sport gets 19-inch alloys, a sporty bodykit, sat-nav, self-parking, a rear view camera and rear tinted windows.

Buyers can choose between a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol – with 148bhp or 179bhp – or a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel boasting 138bhp or 161bhp. The lower-powered variants of each engine are front-wheel drive, while the more powerful units are all-wheel drive. An automatic gearbox is also available in the more powerful models.

Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport: prices

Kuga Titanium X Sport 1.6 EcoBoost 150PS manual FWD £28,595
Kuga Titanium X Sport 2.0 TDCi 163PS manual FWD £29,995
Kuga Titanium X Sport 2.0 TDCi 163PS manual AWD £31,995
Kuga Titanium X Sport 1.6 EcoBoost 180PS auto AWD £32,750
Kuga Titanium X Sport 2.0 TDCi 2.0 TDCi 163PS Powershift £33,495

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Jonathan, is there any whisper that Ford intend to expand the engine range? I owned a previous Kuga and felt under-powered and would benefit from at least the new 200bhp 2.2 diesel, with this new Kuga being 200kg heavier it will cry out for this extra power if it's to pitch up against the big-boys.

I have a 2010 Kuga Individual 163, and it is due to be changed at the end of the year. I would like to know your opinion on the new Kuga, as I am not drawn to it as I was with the model I have, maybe the X sport will change my mind, but at the moment I am not so sure, has anybody made the move from the old model to the new, and whats your opinion. Thanks John

Wow. A Titanium X SPORT costs only £200 more than a Titanium X and brings 19" alloys, sat nav, body kit, self parking, rear view camera, and tinted glass - according to AE. That IS impressive Ford! But hang on a minute. This might instead be UNIMPRESSIVE journalism from Auto Express. All that for just £200?! It can't be. Can it?

Ford have been taking orders on these X Sports since August 2013 with deliveries to customers from Nov 2013 onwards how is this suddenly news?
AE's pricing is also wrong. As an example straight from a Ford price list
Titanium X -2.0TDCi 163PS AWD Diesel PowerShift 30,295.00
Titanium X Sport - 2.0TDCi 163PS AWD Diesel PowerShift Automatic 33,245.00

Should be a 7 seater for that price.

Err but why would you? 2.0 ltr Supercharged and turbocharged 181bhp, 0-60 in 8secs, 117 g/km Co2 (£30 Road tax) and 68.9 mpg's for £29,000 buys you a prestige badge, the world's safest SUV, power tailgate, Autobraking, powerfolding mirrors, rear park assist, DAB, Voice activated Sat Nav and bluetooth. With the £3500 saving you could add a panoramic roof and winter pack and still save £1000 on a prestige car the beat the X3 and Freelander in an AE shootout Has to be the Volvo XC60 with it's new amazing D4 engine!