When you make it in journalism, you usually get offered a column about one of the following: restaurants, technology, films, theatre, beauty or cars. Most people go for the food option. I chose vehicles. But the longer I write about cars, the more it feels as if I actually ended up writing about gadgets.
Cars nowadays are generally well built. In engineering terms, there is little to differentiate them - some are literally the same, rebadged versions of a particular model set apart only by gizmos. And Ford's second version of the Kuga is an illustration of just how important gadgetry has become.