The interior layout, fit and finish
Settling down into the comfortable and supportive seat, it’s easy to find a driving position that suits you, thanks to plenty of adjustment for both the seat and the steering wheel. You sit fairly upright in the Levorg, so the view out over the bonnet is more akin to that of a small SUV rather than a low-slung estate car.
Around the top of the dashboard and doors are plenty of soft-touch materials that feel pleasingly squishy. Move to the lower areas, though, and things aren’t quite so good. Plastics get harder, scratchier and not very appealing; the Skoda Octavia Scout feels classier inside for similar money.
While it’s good that there are controls on the Levorg’s steering wheel, there’s a pretty overwhelming number of them (about 20), so it takes a while to get your head around what they do. As for the infotainment system, it’s some way behind the best out there, with small icons, slow response times and dated-looking graphics. Factor in instruments that can be hard to read – including a trip computer that’s mounted oddly high up – and you’re left with an interior that, while not unpleasant, is quite a way behind others in this price category.