They miss the point when going on about performance with this car. It's a big engine with a modest output to give the best economy and it is perfectly acceptable for the weight and size of the car. No doubt they could remap it to a much higher output but it is quite well matched to the European 1.5 diesel and in line with the Skyactive theme. Both of these engines meet Euro 6 emission standards which is extremely tough.
I suppose his next review will be on a microwave oven but as long as he stays away from automobiles, we are safe from his misguided comment.