GDI engine, handling.
Low-speed bumpy ride.
When it comes to the rough stuff, the multipurpose Shogun Pinin is a real RAV4 rival with proper 4x4 hardware including a low-ratio gearbox and a diff lock. It’s not bad on-road either; small enough to weave through urban congestion, with a reasonably composed ride and good all-round visibility, but is left wanting at higher speeds. The Pinin tag refers to Pininfarina; the Italian design house that penned the shape, giving it a robust interior and chunky looks, despite the compact shape.
What owners say about this car
Easy access to front seats. High driving position. Mine is the 3 door version, so very limited... Read owner review
Great for lugging things around including people and great for nipping around town (London/Brighton)... Read owner review
Fantastic in the narrow country lanes and easy to drive around town. Easy to park. Excellent for... Read owner review