Step inside the E-Class, and five adults can easily sit comfortably thanks to the generous amounts of leg and headroom on offer.
Given its impressive raft of safety equipment that the Mercedes E-Class received the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests.
Climb aboard the new Captiva and driver and passengers will still be welcomed by that airy and spacious interior, with storage space that is among best in class and with the option of either 5 or 7 seats.
The Captiva’s upgraded interior now features an array of new finishes and textures including all-new seat fabrics and interior décor appointments to give the car a more up-market feel and look. Designers have put to good use some of the elements featured on other new Chevrolet models, such as the ice-blue back lighting and the ’wrap-round’ design of the front fascia which flows into the front driver’s and passenger doors creating the dual-cockpit look.
The interior is feature laden and assembled at a standard of perceived build quality comparable to anything Europe can muster.
H1, in the GLS trim we drove, sports a full complement of leather seats, independent front and rear air-conditioning (featuring both roof and floor mounted vents for the rear passengers) and slideable windows in the side doors.
Passenger access and debussing is easy thanks to the H1’s dual sliding doors. Third row seating is simply an under-seat straight-bar tug and push away, as the second row of seats slide forward quite easily on the floor-runners, which are well insulated from sand intrusion with comprehensive rubber protectors covering their grooves.
Premium transportation is one of the key strengths of the Vito crewbus. Boasting a versatile seating concept, it offers plenty of space for up to nine people and 730 litres of luggage – and impresses with a turning circle of approx. 11.8 m and car-style handling.
The Sprinter is ideal for hauling a large number of people. They will have all the factory windows and are completely “trimmed out.” The walls have some insulation although it is not sufficient for RV use. Little of the factory interior is useful in a conversion.