Interiors – Getting in the V-Class is surprisingly easy and once inside, it is pleasing to see the familiar Mercedes-Benz cabin. The interior of the V-Class certainly has the luxury ambience and we love how tastefully Mercedes has executed the design of the cabin. Nothing feels even remotely crude and it is a sort of a cabin that won’t look out of place in a C-Class. The beige and black theme works well and the wood inserts, although a little excessive, look and feel nice. The quality of materials is top notch. The buttons are tactile in operations and the front seats are supremely comfortable. Features like electric adjustment with memory function are also included.
All the seats are very comfortable and the position of the rear seats can be adjusted
Space is simply terrific. There is surplus legroom, headroom and shoulder room at the front. You sit higher-up in the V-Class than in the normal sedan which gives you a commanding seating position. The overall visibility is great with large glass area all-round. If there is one thing that we don’t like, it would be the COMAND interface which is from the previous generation and the screen feels a touch too small in a cabin this big.
The sliding doors to get into the rear seats can be opened electronically via the button on the key fob or the button on the door handle. There is a convenient footstep to enter into the rear part of the cabin. The seats at the rear are similar to the front seats. The individual seats have adjustable headrests, armrests, three-pointed seat belts and ISOFIX anchorages. The seats can be adjusted backwards and forward depending on the required space.
Quality levels are excellent and the rear passengers also get a table for that added practicality and convenience
The real party trick with the rear seats is that they can be positioned either facing one another or facing forward. This gives the cabin of the V-Class a certain degree of versatility not found in any other car in India. However, the seats are quite heavy and changing the positions can be a cumbersome affair. When the seats face one another, you will notice the slight lack of legroom as there is a chance of brushing your knees with the passenger sitting opposite to you. When all the seats are facing in the way of travel, the legroom for both the rows is decent but nothing too exceptional. However, space still remains a trump card. The headroom is in excess and because the seats are individual, everyone can sit in good comfort.
The six-seater version also comes with a clever table that is very easy to open and close, The sturdy table has a cup holder and can be useful for working or eating or even playing a board game. You also get additional cup holders near the doors and a dedicated climate control system for the rear passengers. The backseats in the V-Class are impressive but the overall experience isn’t without some faults. The large glass area has no privacy blinds or sunshades meaning you will be visible to the outsiders and the excess sunlight will directly come into the cabin. The windows are fixed, which is not a cause of a problem as most luxury cars don’t go without the air conditioning. But the few people who wish to breathe natural air will have to rely on the front windows.