Value update for Kuga

Ford is getting serious with its Kuga SUV, which is being smashed in the sales race.

Having added a reversing camera across the range months ago, Ford has now focused its attention on the entry-level Ambiente, which receives dual-zone climate control and sat-nav, the latter teamed with a new 8.0-inch touchscreen. Digital radio is also part of the $29,990 deal for the front-drive automatic.

Ford sold just 1515 Kugas in the first four months of the year, less than one-fifth the rate of the class-leading Mazda CX-5.