Space ace!

Rochdale Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

The Space­tourer comes equipped with a series of driv­ing aids that make it just a joy to drive - whether you’re on the B-roads, or the mo­tor­way (adap­tive cruise con­trol!).

The Grip Con­trol fea­ture al­lows se­lec­tion of dif­fer­ent types of ter­rain, and brings with it con­fi­dence that the ve­hi­cle is ac­tu­ally go­ing to do what you tell it to.

And the rear park­ing sen­sor is an ab­so­lute god­send when you’re not quite sure where the back end is...

The Space­tourer comes in two sizes (they have sadly dropped the small ver­sion from the line-up) the Medium is 4.95M long and the XL 5.3M. Both of­fer ex­cep­tional com­fort in­side with three rows of seats, while the stor­age space in the rear is am­ple even for the kind of large fam­ily that would need a drive like this.

With a fuel econ­omy fig­ure of 53.3mpg com­bined, you’re look­ing at a rel­a­tively eco­nom­i­cal way of mov­ing a lot of people, or a lot of stuff, from A - B. And you can do so in com­fort, too.

The cabin is well de­signed, and ver­sa­tile, too - there are a lot of stor­age spa­ces, and dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions of seats of­fers a flex­i­bil­ity that you just don’t get from smaller ve­hi­cles.

There are nice touches ev­ery­where - you don’t have to lift up the heavy tail­gate to put some­thing in the back, you can just open the win­dow. And the slid­ing rear doors are mo­torised, so open and close at the touch of a but­ton.

All this comes at a price, of course, and you won’t get any change out of £30,000 for even the ba­sic model (ris­ing to £43,000 for the top specced XL model).

But then, if you need this kind of space, you need it - and of all the op­tions on of­fer, the Space­tourer is cer­tainly among the most nim­ble, com­fort­able, and eas­i­est on your wal­let... as well as your nerves.

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