A quiet, superbly economical long-distance cruiser with seats providing all-day comfort, this car shows how careful development can produce a small car suitable both for country and town.
There is no magic here: engineering makes the difference. When the Chinese - as they will - want the bare bones of a car which can beat most other vehicles on the road for quietness, cruising silence and real-world economy, this will be their target.
Very few cars in today's market can handle the truly awful urban and interstate Australian roads as well as this can. We'll be buying the next model, confident that it exceeds the standards this one has already set.