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Gets most of the kit you’d want as standard, including air-con, a 5.8in screen, a USB socket, a CD Player, Bluetooth, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic lights, cruise control, alloy wheels, roof rails and a faux-leather interior. You’ll have to pay extra to get sat-nav or a DAB radio, though.
This 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engine delivers brisk enough pace but needs to be worked quite hard to get the best from it. It’s front-wheel drive with a manual gearbox as standard, but a seven-speed automatic is optional.