The new range, which goes on sale on Monday (August 2), has been cut from 30 to 11 variants. Four new specification levels have been introduced - Classic, Equippe, Sport and Elegance, replacing the current GL, GLX and GLS models and there is now a four-door saloon option. Exterior changes give the front of the car a sharper look while the rear becomes more rounded. Modifications include a new grille, headlights and indicators, and new bonnet line. Inside, there is a new dashboard, two-tone trim fabrics, improved storage and lockable rear seats to secure boot stored items.
On-the-road prices begin at £12,995 for the 1.6i 5dr manual; 1.6 Classic 4/5dr manual £13,995; 1.9 TD Classic 5dr manual £14,695; 1.6 Equippe 4/5dr manual £15,225, automatic £16,205; 1.8 GDI Equippe 4/5dr manual £15,995, automatic £16,905; 1.9 TD Equippe 5dr manual £15,995; 1.8 GDI Sport 5dr manual £16,495; 1.8 GDI Elegance 5dr manual £17,995, automatic £18,945.