There’s enough space with the rear seats in place for a few shopping bags, but both the Hyundai i10 and the VW Up offer at least an extra bag’s worth of carrying capacity.
However, while it’s not the biggest boot, it is practical. There’s a wide aperture without a load lip – which makes loading bulky items easier – and lashing eyes to fix loose items in place. When you’re not carrying rear-seat passengers, you can tilt the backrests forward to create a squarer, more practical boot space.
With the rear backrests folded down, you have a flat load deck, which means there’s no awkward step to contend with when packing bulky loads.
It’s good that if you pick the Electric Drive model you do not sacrifice any boot space. The battery is stored under the seats so the capacity inside the boot remains the same, although you will need to carry a charging cable around with you.
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