While the engine itself is remarkably quiet, there is a surprising amount of wind and road noise at speeds above 50mph, with those wide, low profile tyres audibly feeding back every blemish in the road.
The cabin is certainly comfortable, however, with a reported extra 15mm of foam making the broad fabric front seats enveloping (but not particularly bolstering), while the higher spec models boast heated leather pews as standard. The steering wheel seems a little smaller than I would expect, however it offers a breadth of manual adjustment.
In the rear, there’s a class-leading 198mm of leg room, which comes only slightly at the expense of the 380-litre boot – it’s still roomy enough for a decent sized dog, or a small family’s worth of luggage (should we ever be able to go on holiday again). For the smaller items, there is an abundance of cubby holes, including the novel, if not slightly gimmicky, tablet support and drawer.
Our test model featured gloss plastic trim throughout the cabin, which while intended to lend a premium feel, did quite the opposite. It was a magnet for grease and dust, and appears likely to scratch or mark easily.