Ascend onto the driving seat of the RR Sport, and you’re instantly embraced by the lush and elegant cabin, with scores of soft touch materials. We truly appreciate the more angular approach towards the interior design; a nice deviation from the current trend of curves.
What’s more, the combination of brushed aluminium inserts, dark trim materials and those multiple touchscreens not only look classy, but the sense of sophistication just immerses you. That aside, both touchscreens span a considerable portion of the dash which give it a truly futuristic touch.
Additionally, these screens show all data via the superior high-res graphics and excellent frames rates with good touch sensitivity and zilch lag. The upside? Well, reading and toggling the screens on the go is a lot easier; that’s of course after you get familiar with the user interface.
But, what I immediately appreciated, are the physical controls for the air-con and volume functions; unlike some recent Volvos which can get distracting. That apart, we felt that the oddly placed power window switches need you to stretch that extra bit. Not something you’d expect in a car like this.
As for the front seats, they’re fulfilling thanks to them being large, with ample support from the cushioning, contours and the lumbar adjust. There’s spades of head room and shoulder room too. Moreover, finding that sweet driving position wasn’t just effortless, spending long hours turned out to be a pleasant experience, by far. Besides that, there’s adequate cubby storage inside the arm rest, in the door pads, and one interesting stealth stowage section underneath the cup holders, complete with its own charging point!
When it comes to the rear seats, the large 60:40 bench offers lots of contours and can be adjusted for recline. Besides that, the generous headroom and knee-room, coupled with adequate thigh support and a floor that’s tilted towards the occupants, just takes the luxury quotient a notch higher.
Rear passengers also get their own climate control, and two 5V USB points which indeed comes handy for our electronic gadgets of today. And finally, as you’d guessed, the rear occupants feel nothing short of regal, since they are perched high up and literally glance down at other motorists.
Interestingly, despite there being reasonable comfort for the middle occupant, due to the decent cushioning and flat floor, we still recommend that you stick to two at the rear. What’s more, you can nudge the middle seat ahead and use it as an arm rest; complete with cup holders and a handy cubby space with a lid.
Then there’s the cavernous boot which can either gulp a few suitcases for an airport trip, or a weekend destination. Yes, the boot enclosure stands tall, but since the ride height can be adjusted from the boot too, it makes loading luggage that bit easier.