The meat of the range begins at £18,500k, for a 1.0-litre petrol engine in SZ-T specification. Diesel versions command a £2k premium, which brings around a bit of a dilemma.
Even with the diesel’s remarkable lack of thirst and lower CO2 output of 110g/km (as opposed to 127g/km), it’ll take a while to make up that cost difference.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that the 1.6 diesel with front-wheel drive sits in insurance group 20 rather than the petrol’s 13 (the four-wheel-drive diesel goes into group 18, strangely), although both have the same 12,500-mile service intervals. All versions should prove very reliable, however.