Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The cabin is a pleasant place with many of the features recognisable from the saloon version. The centre console has a more upmarket feel with the blue backlit instruments. The plastics are a little hard but the fabric panel which sits just above the glovebox is a nice touch. This is complemented by a silver trim that runs down the sides of the central console that gives the inside a more polished appearance than the Lacetti predecessor.

Up front the seats are supportive and offer enough bolstering to be comfortable on long journeys. There is a little road noise from the tyres but wind noise is not overly intrusive. Two adults will fit comfortably in the rear seats. You could squeeze a little one in the middle seat but the trip would have to be relatively short or else your passengers may be a little cramped.