A good choice if you want SUV styling and low running costsget the best price
You’ll pay a fairly large premium for a Flair model, but you do get a lot of extra kit, including sat-nav, a rear-view camera, climate control, heated door mirrors and automatic lights and wipers. There are some visual tweaks, too, such as 17in alloy wheels and tinted rear glass. Importantly, you get automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Engine: 1.5 BlueHDi
You get a decent amount of low-rev shove from this 1.6-litre diesel engine and it’s the most economical in the range, with the lowest CO2 emissions. It’s quite noisy, though, and not as willing as the Puretech 110 petrol.
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