ND2 was model year 2019 I think. It varies by trim grades but the ND2 got various additional driver aids. Some of the ND1’s also have lane-keeping but fortunately it can be turned off. Somebody pointed out to me that the factory reversing camera that appeared on top trim ND2’s makes the rear of the car look like a cat’s bottom, and now I can’t unsee it.
I bought in Sept 17 and IMO the ND1 1.5 was better than the 2 litre (I had a decent test drive in both before buying a 1.5 which I have no intention of replacing). With the ND2 the main reason for preferring the 1.5 has been addressed, as the 2 litre engine received the attention that the 1.5 had been given for the original launch.
The SE, and I don’t think there were many, lacks the LCD screen if that matters, Nor I think do they have the LED headlamps.
I wouldn’t worry about baggy leather seats, they pretty much all did it because the seat construction resembles a deck chair - instead of the usual metal base and foam insert, the non-Recaro ND seats are just supported by webbing. They can be made to look a bit better with a hair dryer, which of course we all carry.
The ND1 may well be the best hunting ground for value if you can find a low miles weekend car and want a 1.5.
My 1,5 Arctic, registered March '17, has now done 18,500 miles and has been no bother but for a rusting driver’s window guide cover, for which there is a TSB and which was replaced without charge.
They don’t all have the hood problem. I have always opened mine from outside and made sure to leave clearance between the front edge and the hoop covers.
EDIT - some cars might have i-STOP (stop start), and from 2020? on, i-ELOOP, which charges a capacitor on the overrun to reduce the load imposed by the alternator. Mine has neither. I see that the quoted kerbweight of a new 1.5 Sport with both is 81Kg more than was quoted for my 2017. This seems a big difference and I’m very happy not to have these frankly gimmicky features.