The Volkswagen Scirocco’s cabin is an inviting place to sit, although we would argue that it’s too indistinct from the cockpits of both the Golf and Passat, and too conservative for such an apparently sporting car.
The deeply sculpted seats cradle your body perfectly; you sit quite low (not always the case with coupés derived from hatchbacks), and with the thick-rimmed, leather-bound steering wheel, the scene is promisingly set.
That high waistline and those slim windows make seeing out of the Scirocco harder than either your children or you will like. All-round visibility is further compromised by notably thick A-pillars.
As you’d expect of any VW, the minor controls have been set out with much thought for their position and clarity, a work ethic that extends to infotainment screen that’s a paragon of simplicity to understand and operate.
Evidence of further clear thinking can be found in the back, a place too often left as an afterthought in cars such as this. The boot is less than 20 percent smaller than a Golf’s and the seats still fold.