The range kicks off with a turbocharged 109bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine, which is more than powerful enough if you drive mainly in town. And if you do venture onto the odd motorway, it’ll get up to speed and run with the pack well enough.
Then again, for more relaxed motorway cruising or better load-lugging capability, you might want to step up to the four-cylinder petrols, starting with the 123bhp 1.4. This offers a bit more mid-range oomph and revs freely. A more powerful 1.5-litre with either 128bhp or 148bhp is also available. We’ve tried the lower-powered version, which has a similarly linear power delivery to the 1.4, feeling more than up to the task of hauling around lots of people and luggage.
A 113bhp 1.6 TDI starts off the diesel range and has a useful band of low-end shove so you can make relaxed, if not exactly brisk, progress. If you want something quicker and can stretch to the 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel, it’s worth do so – the extra poke is definitely worth the premium. A noticeably brisker 182bhp version is also available and makes overtaking a breeze, but it’s only available in the pricier GTD and Alltrack versions.
Finally, for those of you who aren’t prepared to lose face at the lights en route from Ikea, there’s the R model. This has 306bhp and four-wheel drive and can out-accelerate many proper performance cars.