You have the choice of two 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engines – one with 59bhp and the other with 74bhp. Neither is particularly energetic and both need plenty of revs to get going.
However, the lower-powered version feels sluggish out on the open road, whereas the more eager 74bhp model copes with fast A-road and motorways well enough.
The less powerful engine is available in economy-boosting Ecomotive form, which gets engine stop-start among other fuel-saving measures. There’s a price premium, but no penalty in performance.
You can have an automatic gearbox with the higher-powered version, but while it looks hardly any slower than the manual version on paper, the gearchanges are sluggish, so it’s best avoided unless you must have a two-pedal car.