Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

There are two engines, a 2.0 litre petrol and a 2.2 litre turbo-diesel and are both ideally suited to the Picnic. They are lively, although the petrol needs to be revved hard. 60 mph arrives in just over 11 seconds in the 2.0 litre and takes more than two seconds longer for the diesel. Both are quite refined though.

The soft ride means that the Picnic can quickly reach its limits on a very windy road. However it is difficult to upset because of its low centre of gravity and very car-like behaviour. The handy size of the Picnic means that it is less of a worry to park, or manoeuvre in built up areas.