The interior layout, fit and finish
If you have a prod and a poke around the XV’s interior, you’ll find tactile soft-touch plastics in prominent locations. But you’ll also notice some flimsy-feeling switches and cheaper materials. So while it's a pretty good effort, it still falls some way short of providing the kind of perceived quality you’ll experience in the Skoda Karoq.
The steering wheel and seats have plenty of adjustment, making it easy to get comfortable regardless of your height. And the wheel itself is trimmed in leather, making it pleasant to hold. It's just a pity that its buttons, which control the stereo and various safety systems, look so cheap.