Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The interior of the Pixo is identical to the Suzuki Alto with the exception of the badge on the steering wheel. It’s easy to get on with thanks to simple to use controls for the ventilation system at an easy to reach height and a straightforward stereo. It’s not the most inviting or stylish of cabins, but it’s well built with a good finish – it certainly doesn’t feel like a budget car.

There are a few gripes – the driving position could be better – not helped by a lack of adjustment in the steering, although this is common in a car this size.

The Pixo only comes with five doors, which makes it ideal if you have to fit childseats in the back. There’s reasonable space for two adults in the rear, but it’s not especially comfortable and the modest engine struggles with a full load on board, becoming even noisier than usual, especially under hard acceleration. There’s plenty of space in the front, even for taller drivers, while the seats offer decent comfort albeit with limited support.

Air conditioning is only available on top of the range Tekna models and the back windows don’t wind down – instead they merely pop-out.