An 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system is standard, even on entry-level SE trim, and while that doesn’t include sat-nav it does have SmartLink. This is Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone interfacing and allows you to operate and view several smartphone apps - including your phone’s sat-nav – via the screen. The screen itself is glass-fronted, with beautifully clear graphics and simple, responsive menus. This makes it much easier to use than the ponderous system in a 3008.
Move up to SE L spec and in-built sat-nav joins the package along with a wifi hotspot, while the top-of-the-range Edition model boosts the screen size to 9.2in and adds wireless charging and gesture control. The latter is designed to let you swipe in mid-air to scroll through things such as music playlists; in truth, it’s a gimmick that’s trickier to master than alchemy, so it’s far better to physically swipe the screen instead.
Another feature that’s available is infotainment online. This is subscription-based and standard from SE L grade, connecting the car to the internet so you get live traffic, weather and news reports. You also get an SOS button for quick access to emergency assistance; it will pinpoint your exact location for them, too.
Meanwhile, rear-seat passengers can be kept amused with the aid of a couple of tablet holders. It’s a cheap option that we’d recommend adding if you have young children.
The standard stereo comprises eight speakers offering reasonable sound quality, but there’s an upgraded Canton system with 10 speakers and 550W that might appeal more to music lovers.