Oh niche, where art thou?
Posted: 21 May 2010
There are other issues that warrant a mention too. Rear visibility is lousy and, despite plenty of headroom, there's nowhere for lanky legs in the back. Fine for younger kids admittedly, but in a car with these proportions you'd expect to be able to get adults in there.
There is a huge boot though, with 420 litres expanding to over three times that with the rear seats folded flat. And the raised ride height makes this all very easy to access.
So with that in mind, along with the similarly high cabin, modest dimensions (on Planet SUV) and economical diesel, the X1 starts to sound like a watertight proposition for young families.