The layout of the instrument dials is odd. The driver’s display shows which gear you’re driving in, which is quite useful but surely not enough to warrant it pride of place within an easy glance of the driver. The speedo and rev counter – which have distinctly ‘90s styling and quality – have been banished to the top of the centre console, making them harder to glance at than if they were directly in front of the driver.
The materials generally look and feel a bit second-rate – especially the plastic buttons – and are way behind its rivals. But, for what you pay for the car, it remains outstanding value.
The Kenwood infotainment system is a cost option on every trim and has a distinct after-market look to it. It’s a bit clunky to use and it seems a bit stingy that it isn’t included as standard on any trim.
You sit very high up, so visibility of the road ahead is good. However, the A-pillars are very thick and don’t help the view around corners and at roundabouts.