Flipping the rear seats down is a doddle – just press a button and let electricity do the hard work – and again this is over in a second or two, quietly and uniformly. Thus, the boot has swelled from 570 litres to 1700 litres, the load floor is flat, there’s little wheelarch intrusion and power points and mounting hooks are revealed for lashing your gubbins to. The luggage cover, which is usually made of plutonium and lead in a posh estate car and makes up half of the kerbweight, isn’t cumbersome. It’s even easy to remove.
- Energetic engine offers zesty response
- Good road manners
- Sharp styling
- Interior feels upmarket
- Lacking a few items we’d expect at this price point
- Some gearbox hesitation at times
- Back seat is pretty tight for taller occu pants