Fans of the old car’s cheesy vase complete with plastic sunflower may be disappointed that it’s no longer present in this model.
The interior build quality has been noticeably improved, though not fully to the levels you may expect from a modern Volkswagen
The coloured strip of plastic does a lot to lift up the otherwise serious cabin
New for 2016 is the introduction of VW’s Car-Net App-Connect. This strangely named system adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, allowing you to show your compatible smartphone’s display on the car’s touchscreen via a USB connection. The system is a £125 option and lets you use different apps such as sat-nav and voice control, providing you have an internet connection.