There's a big boot too, hidden under rear bodywork so enveloping that judging distances while reversing is an act of faith and would make me tick the options box for PS195 worth of reversing sensors
before anything else.
Stuff like curtain and side airbags (PS250), reversing sensors
(PS200) and Crystal White paint (PS250) bump up the tab.
Standard kit includes the likes of air-con, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic lights, cornering lights, reversing sensors
, Bluetooth with music streaming and voice recognition, a six speaker radio/CD player with iPod connector, a unique LCD dash binnacle display, electric windows and privacy glass.
It features body-coloured bumpers, chrome exterior door handles, aero blade-type front wipers, projection headlamps with cornering lights, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors, chrome interior trim, rear air ventilation, LED daytime running lamps, cruise control, extendable sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and a ticket pocket, reversing sensors
, high-performance dampers and MDPS steering.
This new Picanto 'Original' features a red grille, 14in alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors, reversing sensors
, and front fog lights.
Add to that some features like reversing sensors
, front fog lights, electric folding door mirrors and privacy glass plus a cream and black dashboard to complement the upholstery and there's some handy kit on offer.
It's not that it's unmanageable, Fiat have even fitted special, van-style concave mirrors to make it easier to see and the Multipla gets reversing sensors
as well, but it is wider then the average car and you have to careful of those wheels against kerbs.
This model, with aircon, sat-nav, CD, reversing sensors
and interior walnut trim, felt like a more expensive car - solid and stately yet responsive with good looks.
Other equipment in the Exclusive I drove includes alloys, reversing sensors
and a reversing camera, sat nav, keyless entry and starting, Bluetooth, column stereo controls and stability control.
Reversing is made easy thanks to a pin sharp colour rear view camera - as well as reversing sensors
- with the same screen doubling up for the satellite navigation system which, unlike those of many manufacturers today, is intuitive and simple to use.
A selection of exterior features such as alloy wheels, reversing sensors
, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and electric front and rear (where applicable) windows are also included.
Loads of kit comes as standard in this version, the Connect Plus, including sat nav for all those city streets, reversing sensors
, hill start assist, cruise control and leather trims for a real luxurious feel.