This is the Volkswagen art young and it’s a bit of a brave move for VW. You see it’s not going to take on the likes of Ford and Vauxhall it’s designed to take on the lives of Audi BMW and Mercedes. I know what you’re thinking can we really do that with a Volkswagen I’m going to see how luxurious it is and I see how much tech it’s got and just how expensive it feels to drive first though let’s start with the design the art in shares many parts with the worthy but an exciting asset but it’s slightly longer wider and lower and that gives it more presents the item has some unique design features to make it seem a little bit more posh than your average Volkswagen. So, the first thing is this okay a clamshell bonus I mean look at that I kind of proper premium car makes it seem a little bit more unique. I also like this the way the bonnet actually hangs over the lights a bit recess that is really cool this one’s on 20 inch alloy wheels and they seem to be powder coated look really nice. You’ve got this strong line that just runs around the entirety of the car and it really snakes out the hips a bit like a BMW 4-series now this according to Volkswagen is not a hatchback it’s a fastback because that’s a way called a name but yeah it’s still practical enough it’s just not your usual average everyday family runaround.
What do you think either look at its climbing I personally think it looks really smart and what I want you to do is forget about the badge right it turns just the design do you think this car is better-looking in an Audi a5 Sportback or BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. I take it there to vote the Arjun looks best in a sporty on line trim and cumin paint scheme but I’m not the only one that thinks that we can off your little beat or your clattering the cars pain other colors and trims are quite as attractive to bugs nor humans better still fairly nice. That brings us onto the audience interior which is just a little bit too familiar now I can’t fault the quality it’s it’s pretty good in here and Volkswagens took a wheel and speeded kit they came at this car so he’s got leather it’s got the latest 9 inch infotainment screen we’ve got the digital drivers display here. I mean it’s all pretty good problem is it’s the same as you can get in a purse acts okay so box long as the infotainment system is pretty slick but being a touchscreen it’s not quite easy to use what you’re driving is a swivel wheel system getting the BMW and while the digital display is sweet satin and Audi is even sweeter still VW has tried to make the audience feel more at market to traveling, then it’s other cars now a true test of whether this Arctic can cut it as a luxury car will depend on how comfortable it is so here in the back.
I have my own dedicated climate control which is a good thing in terms of space well you can set up loads of leg room though I should point out that my camera operators sound she’s driving it is a little bit on the short side Headroom well that’s sloping with wonders even head space a little bit but only if I see the dead straight as my head touch the roof lining a tad not too bad though plenty of wheeling back here. Then there’s the other factors which we like the comfort so how quiet it is here in the back well I’ve got a sound meter on my phone I’m going to shut it for a second different get a breathing we’re cruising along at 60 miles an hour so let’s see what happens there we go got a reading it’s reading 69 decibels which isn’t too bad it’s not quite as quite as a reading that I got in a BMW 7-series but then that’s a super luxury car isn’t it now.
I’m going to check the vibration levels to see had comfortable this car is so let me just put that vibrate Hammacher up there we go got a breathing 5.6 on the vibrate ometer scale which is raw the strong dishes broken if it was an earthquake if you’re not in an earthquake the number means the items standard fit adaptive suspension is pretty comfy they does sometimes struggle to smooth out, sharper bumps but the art in doesn’t struggle with though is carrying stuff the boot is pretty much the same size as the cabinets perfect and being a hatchback. Sorry, be the bleep up backpack that makes it even more practical the Otten is a safe car – as it gets Volkswagens latest safety kit are you driving along the car constantly using sat-nav system to know exactly. Where you are and if it’s at night it can tell when you’re approaching a bend and it will angle its headlamps to shine round the corner even before you turn the wheel and then when you’re using the active cruise control it uses the same old system of radar technology cameras to keep you a safe distance from the car in front and it can also help steer you to keep you in Lane but once again with the sat-nav technology it knows when you’re approaching a bend or a roundabout and it will automatically slow the car appropriately for that particular Junction it’s pretty clever there’s also another safe.