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This is our preferred trim level. It adds Bluetooth, sat-nav, a leather-covered steering wheel, sports seats (including lumbar adjustment) and aluminium interior highlights to SE’s kit roster. You also get stiffer suspension, which is a bit too firm for our liking – but you can revert to SE’s softer set-up as a no-cost option. Sport trim is also available with our favourite engine, the 1.4 TFSI 125.
The sole diesel option in the range has enough power and low-down shove to make the car feel brisk – and you shouldn’t have to work it too hard to maintain normal progress. That’s lucky, because this engine is also gruff and noisy. Like the entry-level petrol, it is available with a five-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.