Consensus: it’s not something that’s achieved easily at wheels HQ, but this week I have to concede that I agree with Fadi about the GLC’s seating position. You sit a touch too low and placing the fire extinguisher under the driver’s seat, I concur, wasn’t such a great idea. It juts out making getting in and out of the car more difficult than it needs to be.
I’ve also noticed that some of the trim materials feel a little flimsy, but the general fit and finish is very, very good. In fact, the cabin feels noticeably more upmarket and interesting than rivals like the Lexus NX and the BMW X3.
The boot is large enough for small families’ needs at 550 litres, which is almost identical to the amount of space you get in the X3. The Land Rover Discovery Sport, however, is roomier with an additional 400 litres of space available with the third-row seats folded flat.
Admittedly, there are certain issues, such as the aforementioned, but none substantial enough to detract from the car’s overall appeal. More next week.