Interiors – Step inside and it’s typical VW affair with a dose of style because the exterior body colour is now splashed on the dashboard for a youthful appeal. The cabin feels nice and well put-together, after all, it’s a Volkswagen so build quality is a given. However, the plastics inside the cabin are just too hard and I would go and say that the quality of plastics simply feels cheap and out of place on a car that costs upwards of Rs. 25 lakhs, VW seems to have taken cost-cutting just too seriously here. The seats are comfortable, ergonomics are spot on (other than the fact that to move the seat angle, you have to rotate a knob which is very cumbersome, there should have been a lever instead). Our test car had fabric seats but VW will give leather in India.
Being a Volkswagen, build quality is excellent but the quality of materials used is not on par with its competition
However, in spite of our test car being the lower trim, it was loaded with a ton of features including an excellent 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which is very similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, dual-zone climate control (we didn’t get a chance to test the AC due to the cold), a slick 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and excellent Navigation but it is a fingerprint magnet, tyre pressure monitoring system and 6 airbags. While our test car missed out on some features like push-button start, front parking sensors, reverse parking camera and a panoramic sunroof, these make it to the India model. There is a decent amount of space at the rear with good headroom and a centre armrest with cupholders, the seats are comfortable and there are rear AC vents too, the boot is big (the rear seats recline in 60:40 split) and the rear window opens completely too.