The high-opening tailgate gives access to the 0.92m3 load area and its four tie-down rings.
Anything that breaks away and slides towards the cab should be stopped by the half-height steel bulkhead, in our case topped off by an optional full-height mesh grille.
A comprehensive set of protective plastic panels and mouldings should help ensure the load area’s sides aren’t damaged during loading and unloading, and our demonstrator’s load bed was covered by an optional rubber mat.
On the face of it the lack of side access to the cargo bay is a drawback.
In practice, however, the load bed is so short that it is easy to reach through the door aperture and grab anything resting against the bulkhead.
A low loading height makes lifting heavy items in and out easy too, and interior handles are fitted to help you pull the back door shut.
The door comes with heated glazing – protecting it with an aftermarket security grille or investing in the optional load cover might be advisable – and a wash-wipe system.