recently took it on motorway, the drive made me feel better about the car, its so much more comfortable and roomier than previous models and ride quality is good too. performance was just okay it can cruise at 140km/h comfortably but its very noisy and acceleration say out of a service station merging on motorway is extremely poor you basically have to go full throttle and 4500rpm to get up to 120 before you are yawning. also on kallar kahar lots of shifting involved anything below 2500rpm and the car would refuse to climb at a reasonable speed.
this was backed up OBD readouts, at 120 engine load was 72%, in my 2006 altis its 45% at same speed. at kallar mahar engine load for the most part was 99% whereas in altis its 70%.
while climbing coolant temp went from 85C to 91C in altis it went from 83C to 85C almost the same ambient temp so no doubt 1.3 has a hard time.
but despite that its very enjoyable. economy wasnt stunning it was 15.5km/l and i wasnt gentle on it both of my altis get the same or better than this not worse.
rest of the car was very enjoyable, the nav was easy to use and big screen look nice with OBD readouts on screen, and i had fun recording the journey cathing many bad manoeuvres by bus drivers on motorway:P