On the road, the U5 will attract attention for all the right reasons. At 4.68m long and 1.7m high, it is big car streamlined by minimalist elements such as L-shaped headlights, recessed door handles and an aerodynamic spoiler. Inside, the cockpit has a three-part display that’s easily viewed through the levelled steering wheel. With no glove compartment but plenty of space for gadgets and limousine-level rear leg room, each seat feels like business class. A panoramic sunroof extends the spacious feel, while dual-zone air-conditioning caters for separate temperatures. The boot is only 432 litres, but overhead rails take up to 75 kg.