Start it up, get rolling and you are greeted with a typical, five-cylinder whoosh and turbo whine.
It isn't as refined as most other four-cylinder units, even the mHawk motor on the XUV is much better.
But there is ample torque.
In the automatic version that we drove, the near 41 kgm of torque made matters very easy.
Step on the throttle and the motor is willing to propel you into three-digit speeds fairly easily.
The fly in this ointment is the five-speed auto. It is slow, hangs on to gears for a bit too long and isn't as smart as most other modern automatics, let alone dual-clutch units.