I've added some photos, see link in the original post.
After a bit of driving the car over the weekend, here are some first impressions.
The ride is great, not noticeably different from the mk1. Maybe a bit quieter too, which is a plus.
I've somehow managed to pair the seat position with the driver profile. As a result, the seat will automatically change position when the new driver opens the car door: the car selects the profile based on the key used, and adjusts the seat position, if needed. Absolutely perfect for our needs!
The fuel efficiency was better than our previous Tiguans. On a long motorway trip on Saturday, we averaged 6.7L/100km (42mpg). It's early days, and the missus does school runs during the weekdays anyway, so I don't expect the long time average to stay high
The adaptive cruise control takes a bit of getting used to, but then it helps a lot.
The Lane Assist feature felt very strange. I turned it off, until I have read the manual about it. It felt like the car was resisting my changing of lanes, and it was very unexpected. Particularly where I passed criss-crossing white lines, and the car thought I was drifting.
The only thing I grumbled about was the loss of storage space around the driver.
In the mk1, there were two cubbies plus the ashtray in front of the gear stick. There was the dipped tray on the dash. There was the small cubby above my head. We've also had room for cards, at least 4, if I'm not mistaken.
You'd have thought that opting out of the smoker package would give me an extra storage space, but no. There's only one small cubby there, and nothing else. The dash tray is now covered with a door, making it smaller and harder to access.
The little one above the head is gone. And there are no slots for tickets/cards!
Only one accessible 12V socket, in the same space with the USB connector, in the little cubby. The one inside the armrest is gone. This makes it very hard to charge two phones at the same time.