I think the differences between the Telegraph (a UK reviewer) and the Edmunds (primarily a US site) reviewers' comments are telling. We don't get the touring model in the US any more, and even when we did, American buyers didn't seem to prefer it. It's a horses-for-courses situation. Different markets; different wants and desires.
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