It’s a sign of the times that SUV buyers are starting to abandon the great mud-plugger monsters in favour of something more subtle and practical.
The upsurge in the so-called compact SUV segment is gathering pace and Fiat’s unveiling of a daintier version of its Sedici 4×4 seems well timed.
The 4×2 has its stablemate’s style but lacks its off-road muscles so costs have been pared and it comes in at a smidge under £10k on the road.
It has a 1.6-litre engine, masses of standard equipment, plus decent performance and economy.
MM verdict: lacks the personality of most new breed Fiats.