World's most affordable luxury touring car
I purchased this vehicle because of regular travel across an alpine pass for work. It is hard to imagine another vehicle in this price range that would perform this task with the same level of comfort, safety, economy and overall performance.
In standard specification, the 103 kw diesel is a solid performer. I had the ECU remapped, and this made a huge difference to the driveability, with no adverse impact on economy. It is outstanding on steep hills, and overtaking is effortless.
The 4wd system is probably overkill in 99% of driving conditions, but gives some extra reassurance when going up steep roads in wet or icy conditions. For most drivers, I suspect it would be unnecessary.
My vehicle has 3 car seats fitted across the back, and the massive rear legroom is great for getting kids in and out of the car.
It is very hard to find any faults with this vehicle. My only complaint would be that the original tires (Continental Contisport 2's) only lasted just over 20,000 km. They have been replaced with Bridgestones, and hopefully I will get a bit more life out of these.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2012