Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The Prestige is available with diesel and petrol power as well as rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. My cat for the week was a the Prestige 25t which is the 184kW version of the petrol engine and came in rear-wheel drive. So certainly not the entry level, but the Prestige is the first of four grades.
The 25t comes standard with 19-inch alloys, 11-speaker Meridian system with a 10.0-inch touchscreen, auto xenon headlights and auto wipers, heated and folding rear vision mirrors, leather seats, electric driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, sat nav, power tailgate, cruise control and a space-saver spare.
The 'InControl' software and hardware continues to improve, with its new-ish tiled interface proving very easy to use on the huge screen. The sat nav is still a bit dense, but is a marked improvement on earlier cars and you can skip it altogether because you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Added to the standard spec on this car was keyless entry ($1890!), a 'Drive Pack' which includes adaptive cruise, blind spot monitoring and high-speed AEB for $1740, heated front seats ($840) black wheels for $840, black pack for $760, larger 350mm front brakes for $560, and a few bits and bobs taking the total to $84,831.
To my dying day I will never work out how some really useful safety features cost less than a thing that unlocks the car when you touch the handle.