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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The cabin looks pretty good and has clearly taken a lot of visual inspiration from Saab’s interiors (Saab, like Cadillac, is owned by General Motors). One omission is the lack of steering wheel reach adjustment, although it does adjust for rake. Visibility is a little limited by what feels like a high sided body from inside making manoeuvres tricky, but you can overcome this by raising the seat.

The full sized rear headrests take their toll on the rear visibility too and on sunny days there’s a strong reflection in the rear screen. It doesn’t limit what you can see, but you will notice it.

The front seats are eight-way power adjustable for comfort and there is plenty of space aboard for five adults. The front footwell is encroached upon by the gearbox, limiting space for the driver’s left leg but otherwise space is good all round. There is wood on the steering wheel and door handles, which is a matter of personal taste but the plastics are not of a quality that will rival anything else in the price range or above.

A benefit of the body stiffness is a complete absence of rattles and squeaks.