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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

The centre console is finished nicely by a strip of attractive wooden veneer – which is also inlayed into the doors - while the chunky dials and stereo buttons are easy to operate and located within arms reach of the driver. The six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and steering height adjuster help find a comfortable driving position. The upright cabin design and large areas of glazing enhance peripheral visibility, and there are no major blind spots to obscure vision.

The high-up cabin gives all passengers a good view of the road and the spacious interior is comfortable throughout, with plenty of leg and headroom for all. The doughy front seats are heated and cosy but offer little back support, while the optional leather trim adds a sense of style to the somewhat plasticky, yet well laid-out, cabin. The ride is unsettled on all but the smoothest roads - which can be irritating on lengthy journeys – and tight bends cause considerable bodyroll.