The Fox’s plain dash won’t win any prizes for flair, but its simple layout is easy to read and navigate, even if the heater controls are rather low. The large windows and upright rear provide good visibility, while the steering wheel adjusts for both reach and height, and all models feature a driver’s seat-height adjustment.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback space & practicality
The Fox has a remarkable amount of space for such a small car. The rear seat is only designed for two, but there’s enough head- and legroom all-round for four adults to sit in comfort. Access is through the front, because there’s only a three-door body available. The boot is deep, well shaped and larger than many rivals’, while a sliding rear seat is optional on cheaper models and standard on top-spec cars.
Volkswagen Fox Hatchback equipment
The Fox is available in two trim levels – standard and Urban. Entry-level cars have a CD player and power steering, but you’ll have to step up to the next level to add electric front windows, colour-coded bumpers and remote central locking. Air-conditioning is option for all models. When rivals such as the Daihatsu Sirion and Kia Picanto come fully loaded, the Volkswagen starts to look poorly equipped.