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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Handling is further improved over the 400 with stiffer springs, uprated dampers and bigger anti-roll bars; composed when cornering, with body roll well contained; low speed ride could be better.

High quality interior with comfortable front seats, excellent upholstery and trim; feel-good factor is compromised by poor interior space for this class.