Entry-level S models are better equipped than most cars for the money and feature air-con, a 5.0in touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth and a DAB radio.
However, SE is our pick, at least for private buyers, since it builds on S trim with a range of essentials and luxuries including a larger 8.0in touchscreen, 17in alloys, driver’s seat lumbar support, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and even adaptive cruise control. For business users we recommend the SE Technology. This adds sat-nav, front parking sensors and an electric driver’s seat with memory function.
Meanwhile, SE L Executive and Laurin & Klement models look great value for money compared with offerings from BMW, Mercedes and Audi, but push up the price considerably.