While it does assure a decent level of comfort in urban traffic, things are the other way around when it comes to open road.
It all starts with the suspension setup. At low speeds, the car can absorb almost every shock on the road, including speed bumps and potholes, but things are slowly changing as the driver presses the throttle pedal. Instability becomes a thing to remember at higher speeds, especially on curvy roads where the car acts just like a boat and the steering doesn't feel quite right.
The seats are pretty comfortable and, although there's a heating function, they lack a cooling system which made our ride a bit sweaty, especially due to the textiles used on the backseats.
Ergonomics however is the biggest problem. Although most things are in the right place, it's difficult, if not impossible, to reach them without ample moves of the hands. The stick shift for example is hard to control mostly due to the armrest's position, and shifting into 1st, 3rd and 5th gear takes longer. The handbrake lever is placed just underneath the armrest, which once again, is very awkward.
A good thing is that the central armrest is just a 200-Euro option so it won't be available in standard form. In addition, the automatic climate control is also optional, for 300 Euros, just like the heated front seats - 200 Euros - and the 15-inch alloy wheels - 300 Euros.
Interior space might cause some problems in case the passengers' height exceeds 2 meters. If the available legroom is enough even in this extreme scenario, it's almost impossible to keep the hairstyle untouched if traveling as a rear passenger, as a 2-meter tall guy would hit the roof with the head.Continue reading