Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

There's certainly no hint of the i800's commercial vehicle background from behind the wheel. Although the steering column doesn't adjust for reach, that matters little as it is easy to get a good driving position and it feels more car than people carrier. Build quality is excellent and most of the materials have an upmarket, tactile nature to them. Some of the less obvious plastics appear a little cheap but the clear dials, leather steering wheel and neat central controls make up for this.

There's also plenty of room, so like the rest of the cabin it feels spacious and comfortable while the view out is excellent thanks to the large windscreen.

Thanks to a new suspension set-up the i800 rides very well so it's extremely smooth, particularly on the motorway. On top of this all the seats are comfortable, even those in the third row and there's plenty of legroom too - the middle row of chairs can be slid forward to boost knee space for those behind if needed plus both rear rows get independent ventilation and lighting controls too.

Getting in and out couldn't be easier thanks to the huge side doors - not only are they light and easy to slide, but they open wide to make access straightforward for both rows of seats.