Space & Practicality
The first big improvement has been in the cabin. The centre console has been completely redesigned, and it really needed to be. The last one was overly fussy and more buttons than there needed to be. Now, most things can be controlled by the touchscreen, making it a much neater, nicer place to be. The materials feel high quality, there’s plenty of handy storage areas, and for front seat passengers, it feels as comfortable and spacious as ever.
Equally, there’s acres of legroom in the back. Headroom is not quite as generous due to the sloping roofline, and the middle seat passenger will have to contend with a sizeable hump in the floor. But on the family-friendly side, it does have two sets of Isofix anchors for childseats and wide-opening rear doors to get them in with minimum struggle.
The boot can hold up to 490 litres, which might seem like plenty but is still smaller than most rivals including the Passat(586l), Mondeo (550l) and even the the previous Insignia (530l). One benefit it does have though is the hatchback opening – which makes it much more practical to load, yet it retains that sleek saloon silhouette.