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The suspension is tuned to be quite stiff, controlling unwanted pitching through corners thereby adding a feel of stability during turns.

The same setup is also largely responsible for improved high-speed stability.

Along the side, a strong character line runs across the doors while the blacked out C-pillar produces that distinct “floating roof” effect.

The rear is no less striking with the tapered tail lights with bold LED elements.

On the flipside, push it a tad more and it’ll understeer. Scrubbing some speed is the only solution to get it to cooperate.

The same setup is largely responsible for the jiggly ride, especially at low speeds.

Climbing aboard requires a step up, but ingress/egress is easier thanks to the A-pillar grab handles for the front passengers.

Once in there, it has a notch-above look and feel with the two-tone black and brown color scheme.

Tastefully done piano black accents and matte wood trimmings complete the transformation.