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PRICES Up by $750 across the range. The cheap­est 2.0 is now the hard­top folding roof de­riv­a­tive, which costs $39,400. The more pop­u­lar higher-spec GT vari­ants start from $41,960 for the soft-top while the RF is an ex­tra $4000.

TECH Smart City Brake Sup­port works from 4-80km/h and 2-8km/h in re­verse. Cam­eras scan and pro­vide a con­stant speed limit re­minder in the in­stru­ments, plus a rear-view cam­era. Up­grades to en­able smart­phone mir­ror­ing will be avail­able at the end of the year.

PER­FOR­MANCE The 2.0-litre gets an ex­tra 17kW/5Nm thanks to changes to ex­haust, throt­tle valves and in­ter­nals. The 1.5-litre gains 1kW/2Nm.

DRIV­ING Im­proved throt­tle re­sponse through­out the rev range, a handy foil to the pre­vi­ous sus­pen­sion up­dates.

DE­SIGN On RFs, 16 and 17-inch wheels change to black metal­lic to match the door mir­rors. Top­spec GT RF mod­els get 17-inch bright sil­ver al­loys.

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