Rear seat passengers will sit either side of a full-length, aluminium, central transmission tunnel
and enter the car through small, rear-hinged back doors.
In fact, the only area for serious criticism is the back, where a centre passenger draws the short straw - perched awkwardly with legs astride the transmission tunnel
while those either side relax in nicely moulded seats.
The RC concepts have been kitted out with a six-speed electro-hydraulic manual gearbox with sequential-style gear lever on the central transmission tunnel
, while up-and-down shift buttons are housed on the steering wheel.
There is plenty of room for four adults, but a fifth will find it a tad less comfortable in the centre of the rear seats due to the large transmission tunnel
And while a centre rear passenger still has to contend with a perch and legs either side of the transmission tunnel
, things are more pleasant than before.
There's ample head and legroom in the rear for two passengers, though anyone in the perched centre position must have their legs either side of the transmission tunnel
However, sitting in the middle rear seat, the transmission tunnel
is something of a handicap, while 378l of cargo area in the boot could also have its limitations.
The transmission tunnel
has been cut out to provide a smoother floor and allow the fitting of a Formula One-style single centre seat with an aircraft-style steering wheel.
With two buttons on the steering wheel, a sequential gear lever on the transmission tunnel
, and a fully automatic transmission function, the new Selespeed pushes back the frontiers.
Space in the rear is accommodating for two, though a centre rear passenger is restricted to a hard perch with legs either side of the transmission tunnel
But the two-tone leather seats feel durable, there's plenty of head and legroom in the rear, though the centre passenger's legs have to straddle the transmission tunnel
, and there's adequate space in the boot.
Used in conventional mode, occupant space is terrific both up front and in the back, where even the centre passenger enjoys sufficient room for legs and feet with no transmission tunnel