What is it?
It’s an SUV, a five- or seven-seater and, underneath, Vauxhall’s forthcoming Antara will be much the same. Comes with two engines: diesel or petrol, both four-pots.
What’s it like?
The diesel’s a 2.0-litre with 148bhp, and is reasonable, if a tad on the noisy side and lacking in pull below around 2000rpm. The petrol’s a bigger 2.4-litre unit but only has 134bhp, so it’s slower overall, but ironically feels, if anything, a shade more responsive from very low revs.
The range will start from about £16,000 when it goes on sale in the first quarter of next year, and two- and four-wheel-drive versions will be available.
We tried a 2WD petrol and dynamically it felt more responsive than the 4WD diesel we also got a steer of. But there’s little to write home about in this respect, both ride adequately, but are otherwise devoid of engagement and class.