Get comfortable in the driver’s seat of the Touareg and you’ll be greeted by a dashboard that is neatly laid out and simple to use for a car that features such a lot of gadgets.
Plastic quality is of a high standard and there’s a robust theme to the fit and finish of the cabin.
What’s not so great is the design itself. It lacks the modernity of the Audi Q7 or the sporty touches of the BMW X5, in fact, given that even the basic model’s list price sits at more than £40,000 the Touareg feels a little too normal for its own good.
The Touareg feels like a scaled up VW Golf, not the luxurious SUV its price might have you believe
And, if you’re spending that kind of money, you would expect to have an infotainment system that is at least as good one as the one fitted to a VW Golf, but sadly the Touareg’s is one generation behind. So, while it is intuitive to use, the graphics don’t have the crystal-clear you might have been hoping for and you don’t get gesture recognition. That all being said, at eight inches in size, the screen is reasonably big and you get 3D graphics and voice recognition.