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This entry-level trim comes with xenon headlights, single-zone climate control, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, part-electric seats and rear parking sensors as standard. That’s a reasonable amount for the money, but there’s a lot on the options list that is worth considering. We’d recommend the performance seats (including full-leather upholstery), dual-zone climate control, heated seats, front parking sensors, premium leather interior and, if you go for the automatic gearbox, aluminium gearshift paddles. On V6 models, the sports exhaust livens up the sound track, but it does little to improve the 2.0-litre engine’s noise.
This entry-level 2.0-litre unit is the best choice for business users because benefit-in-kind payments will be much lower than those for the bigger engines. However, it’s brisk rather than fast; there are quicker hot hatches out there. On the road, it doesn’t feel as flexible as the entry-level V6 and the anodyne exhaust noise disappoints. If you are a private buyer, we’d recommend upgrading to the V6. An automatic gearbox with rear-wheel drive is the only option.