Of course the new 2013 Mk7 Volkswagen Golf has an interior that is evolutionary in its design. You might as well keep your fingers crossed for the sun to rise in the west as hope for Volkswagen’s huge-selling Golf to receive a radical overhaul either inside or out. 

But the entirely new interior does have a substantially more premium feel to it. It’s this that strikes you most as you sit behind the new, slightly smaller, flat-bottomed steering wheel. It’s not all that far off the Audi A3 for sheer high-end ambience and sumptuousness in the admittedly high-specification car that we sat in, coming with the full eight-inch colour touchscreen, leather upholstery and all the toys.