The first thing you’ll notice when you clamber into the Spacetourer is just how high up you sit. Even with the height-adjustable driver’s seat on its lowest setting, you tower over SUVs for a truly commanding view of the road.
Visibility is for the most part very good, thanks to the Spacetourer’s boxy shape. Only the disappearing nose makes it tricky to park, because you’re never quite sure where the front bumper is. To help, Feel models get rear parking sensors, while Flair gets front parking sensors and a rear-view camera system.
Look around the interior and it’s clear that you’re in what’s basically a van. There may be lashings of chrome-effect trim and even a leather-wrapped steering wheel on Flair and Business Lounge models, but the acres of hard plastic give the game away.
All versions of the Spacetourer get a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a DAB radio, a USB socket and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. Sat-nav is optional on the entry-level trim and standard on high-end versions. It’s a fairly easy system to navigate, but some of the icons are small and the screen can be a bit sluggish to respond to commands.