Practical, fun, well-equipped
No faults to date, 6 months in.
Excellent mid-sized saloon with some sporty flair. Performance is adequate and the chassis can easily handle more power. Decent grunt on tap if required for overtaking. Could use a better engine noise, and the auto box could be smarter with an extra gear.
Handling is a strong point - hugs the floor, excellent body control and light direct steering. Setup is sporty overall.
Comfort - Interior is well appointed and the seats are comfortable. Road noise below peers, but doesn't bother me so much, far from unbearable. Interior is spacious, and the hatchback boot swallows most things with ease!
Value - Touring model is exceptional value. Leather, Bluetooth, power seats, front and rear sensors, auto lights for $34k drive away.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2012