A humped-back roof line is paired with roof rails, while at the rear a floating roof falls down to a creased rear end with re-worked taillight design.
All these design cues fit into the quirky city SUV mantra where a big chunk of the 2008’s competitors – such as the Mazda CX-3 and soon-to-drop Toyota C-HR – are typecast by a more aggressive, outside-the-box look.
Standard features for the 2008 Active will include seven-inch infotainment touch screen, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, cloth trim, 16-inch alloy wheels, space-saver spare wheel, air conditioning, reversing camera, reverse parking sensors, fold-in electric mirrors, cruise control, leather-bound multi-function steering wheel and chilled centre console.
In addition, the 2008 Allure comes with Park Assist, satellite navigation, Active City Brake (AEB), 17-inch alloys, cornering lights, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, Grip Control, an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, rear privacy glass, premium upholstery and dual-zone climate control.
At the top of the range, the 2008 GT-Line builds on the 2008 Allure’s specification with a leather-bound steering wheel, red highlights throughout the interior, alloy door sill plates, alloy sports pedals, black accents for exterior styling details and a chrome exhaust.