I do a 65 mile round trip to work each day so fuel economy is pretty important.You'll have to excuse him - he drives a diesel so must be obsessed with MPG! If you want economy buy a 3 or 4 pot diesel and have that compromise, (or if needs dictate eg high mileage) hot hatches with 20mpg don't lend themselves to massive mileages unless you have deep pockets! Must say I'm disappointed with only 300bhp in this modern hot hatch era where even golfs have 350+
I definitely can't wipe my arse with £50 notes , 5ers maybe but not 50'sWhy wouldn't you? It's a £30k car which most people will be getting on finance so the majority of buyers aren't the type who can wipe their arses on £50 notes.
"....The Type R is available in five distinctive colours that give the purposeful new styling added visual impact. As well as Championship White – shared with successive generations of iconic Type R vehicles – buyers can choose from Crystal Black (pearlescent), Polished Metal (metallic), Brilliant Sporty Blue (metallic) and Milano Red."Its going to come in Blue, Red, Grey, Black and White...
Totally agree, the production model is from a visual point of view, a BIG let down when compared to the concept in my opinion. I know production models never turn out looking like their concept counterparts, but for the asking price is there really anything on the concept that was wildly unrealistic?Concept looks so much better.
So aside from the lights, what has changed? Well, the production car loses the concept’s cool blade-like LED daytime-running lights and the headlight cluster is also a lot more conventional looking; the LED blades are replaced with old-school projector lamps.
24 comparison pictures from different angles
...And yet it still looks like cheap halfords bolt-on tack.The rear wing has been reimagined from the Type R Concept. The structure of the airfoil – its angle, height and shape as well as its vertical end plates – have been carefully engineered to optimise downforce without causing a significant increase in drag at higher speeds.