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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Despite the steering wheel adjusting for height, the driving position is compromised. The interior looks and feels cheap and some buttons are awkwardly placed.

Rev the petrol engine hard and the raucous sound penetrates the cabin, but the diesel unit is even louder. Wind noise and road rumble at higher speeds. Plenty of head and legroom for the front passenger.