What is it like on the inside?
It’s low-key plush inside the EQV, and 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, as 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, either.
Whatever set-up you end up with, there’s 1,030 litres of space in the boot for loading 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 dials are classic analogue units with a small screen between the two, but there’s a 10.25-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash on all trim levels. You’ll need to upgrade to either Sport Premium or top spec Sport Premium Plus to unlock Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, though.
If you do make that jump, you’ll also get memory seats, a 360-degree camera that replaces the standard reversing camera, a pop-up table in the rear and some real wood trim.