4 months late, but the lazy Jerries have finally coughed it up:
Impressions so far:
Nicer than the Audi! More comfortable, more performance, similar economy (if you keep the battery topped up, and don’t use the performance) and generally nicer to drive.
Did my commute to Coventry today, and it got 58 mpg. However driving it briskly over the weekend and it’s easy to get it into the low 30s or even the high 20s.
Cabin is roomy, but the boot is very small. All the space has been taken by the battery and the relocated (small) fuel tank. No room for any kind of spare wheel, so let’s hope I don’t get a puncture.
Not keen on the digital instruments. The flappy gearchange paddles are silly. It’s an 8-speed old-fashioned slushbox. Changing gear manually feels nothing like a manual gearchange and everything like having a dog and barking yourself. The auto works fine.
Charging the battery takes about 3-4 hours on the fast chargers at work, and 7-8 hours on a 3-pin plug at home. Must get a charger installed. For this you get about 28 miles in electric-only mode, and much better economy in hybrid mode (with careful driving.)
The black headlining is weird. I’ve only seen black headlining once before, in a Korean taxi. And that was buttoned black leather!