The trim line-up is the usual VW arrangement: S, SE, SEL and R-Line. The base spec gives you an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air-con, electric windows all round, stop-start and a sliding rear seat, to make more use of the room, which is a rarity in this class. You get four SUB ports – two up front and two in the rear, which is also rare, and can specify wireless phone charging (once you experience it, you’ll never go back…).
Move all the way up to the top of the tree, as we did with our R-Line specification, and you get two-zone air-con, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, paddle shifts on the steering wheel and warning buzzers and visual alerts for if the doors or tailgate are left open.
We also had keyless entry (£34), electrically folding door mirrors (£160) and a Beats sound pack including subwoofer and digital amplifier, which was strangely underwhelming (£430).
Best spend on our car was the Makena Turquoise metallic paint (£750 - do it).