Featuring a longer wheelbase and sharper lines than its predecessor, the wagon’s looks won’t bore you. The slim LED lights, pointed nose and sharp bodyline that runs the length of the car all lead to it looking crisp and fresh.
Then you move inside and there’s an eclectic mix of high-tech and base model styling that threw me a bit.
The cool looking digital dash and the piano black soft-touch pads (in place of ‘buttons’) are coupled with hard plastics and cloth seats.
I don’t dislike it, but even after a week, I was still trying to get used to it. It’s like the designers got really excited about incorporating the tech but kind of forgot about the rest of the inside! Or they had to build it to a price.
The test car's colour, 'Pomello Yellow', is bright but will cost an extra $900. Unsure of it to begin with, the colour grew on me and it certainly made it hard to lose in a parking lot!
However, the rest of the range is fairly muted (lots of grey) and a cool car deserves cool colours. It seems that carmakers are opting for safe when it comes to colours, but Volkswagen may have missed an opportunity for some hip customisations here.