Sunday Star-Times - - DRIVETIMES -

Base price: $94,900. Pow­er­train and per­for­mance: 3.5- litre petrol V6 with lithium-ion hy­brid bat­tery, 268kW/546Nm, seven-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, AWD, Com­bined econ­omy 7.2 litres per 100km, 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec­onds.

Vi­tal sta­tis­tics: 4800mm long, 1445 mm high, 2850mm wheel­base, lug­gage ca­pac­ity 400 litres, kerb weight 1832kg, 19-inch al­loy wheels with 245/40 tyres.

We like: Tech-heads’ treat, V6 power adds char­ac­ter to hy­brid pow­er­train, out­stand­ing value next to Lexus GS.

We don’t like: Steer-by-wire can feel weird, not as sporty as it looks, ho-hum in­te­rior doesn’t suit pre­mium im­age.

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