... to make an impact against classy rivals including the Mazda6, Honda Accord Euro and even the homegrown Toyota Camry.
Its ultra-competitive pricing, predictable handling, high levels of safety - just upgraded to five stars with a driver's knee airbag - sporty styling and quiet refinement - even on rough country roads - make it perfect for small Australian families.
The car is so well engineered, the company has already introduced an all-wheel-drive version and is thinking of a turbocharged engine using the same chassis and suspension.
First drive of the Sport by Paul Gover
Review by Paul Gover
First drive by Paul Gover