AT A GLANCE
no surprise really when its dimensions are 3.54m long x 1.48m tall, hence the aforementioned short-lived moment of alarm.
I was rapt with one safety feature in particular, the City Emergency Braking system, a laser-guided system that is designed to prevent you from hitting unseen or unexpected objects at speeds between five to 30km/h — nice. This won’t work with bingles at highway speeds or in particularly inclement weather but is a real piece of ‘‘mind thing’’ around the metro BODY: Available in three and four-door hatch ENGINE: 1.0-litre three-cylinder inline petrol engine POWER: 55kW/92Nm SAFETY RATING: 5-star ANCAP WEIGHT: 880kg TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual transmission, front wheel drive ECONOMY: 4.3L/100km area or in tight parking spots. This car has a heck of a lot going for it and is priced to sell starting at just $16,990 drive away. It’s the kind of vehicle you would buy in a heartbeat for your daughter or as a second family car, so arrange a test drive with Pete or Louise down at Barramundi Volkswagen on the Stuart High- way (just up from the Winnellie Post Office). They would be more than happy to answer any questions.
Three words to summarise: Amazing fun ride.