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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Only two engines to pick between, a 2.0 four-cylinder or a very likeable 2.7-litre V6. Performance isn’t hugely different but the V6 does feel quite special.

It’s a big heavy car and feels a bit cumbersome on corners, but ride is reasonably good at speed. Steering is rather vague. Cruises on motorways perfectly well.