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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

All the engines use a turbocharger but you won’t notice it on all of them as some only employ a light boost pressure to gently swell the power. High output turbo HOT model is a very rapid machine.

Front-wheel-drive, but even highest performance versions are much less unruly than they used to be. Large power outputs are still better deployed through rear or four wheels. Soothing ride quality.