Very good car overall with some reservations
The car is very reliable.
Fuel-consumption is friendly at 280 Km per 20 liters on highway, 220 Km in- town.
One cause of discomfort is its very initial acceleration causes other passengers to get a neck jerk of a mild to moderate intensity.
Engine somehow loud with non-idle RPM.
Another relative disadvantage is caused by a new type of essentially continuous-gear transmission system that removes the sudden acceleration/"kick" from pressing down fuel throttle and makes acceleration rather dull, necessitating driver to shift gears often for even minor up-slopes. I guess as it is this does cause a saving of fuel overall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2003