What is it like on the inside?
It’s low key plush inside the EQV – in space terms it’s positively luxurious. There’s bags of legroom for everyone and you’ve got comfortable leather seats in the back that recline a decent amount for a bit of a snooze. There’s no quilted Alcantara on the roof or shagpile carpeting, but the EQV feels both comfortable and durable inside.
There are various seating configurations available in the back – a row of two seats then three, three seats then two or two seats then three with a nice table in the middle. With the two individual seats in the middle row you can turn them round for the executive VIP shuttle look – you won’t want to do it too often, mind, there’s no fancy mechanism here, you have to physically unlock the seat from the guide rails and hoik it round. They’re not particularly light.
Whatever set-up you end up with, there’s 1,030 litres of space in the boot for loading up luggage and whatnot, although the electric opening tailgate does need a good amount of space behind to open. It gets pretty awkward you have to try and get your stuff out through the cabin...
Up front you’ve got heated seats as standard in a roomy cockpit that has a decent flat space between the seats for a bag or two, and some storage in the centre console and door pockets. The seats are comfortable for long journeys, especially in the upgraded electrically adjustable leather form you’ll find in the mid-spec Sport Premium model.
As well as comfortable chairs you get the smug satisfaction of a lofty driving position that offers a premium view of the road ahead – there might be downsides to a van conversion in terms of refinement, but there are some advantages too.