Tartan hip-hugging bucket seats, black rooflining and lots of high-gloss piano black detailing send all the right hot hatch messages inside. This is an interior straight from the Volkswagen hot hatch guide book, and feels very convincing even in this supposed concept form.
The reality is that it's all but ready for production. The design of the blue-accented tartan is authentic, the soft leather flat-bottom steering wheel is inch-perfect, there are even alloy pedals and a leather gearlever gaiter. It looks very sophisticated and upmarket.
There's no less space in the back despite the extra bolstering of the front seats, but it's not a big factor as it's less likely to carry passengers. This means the fact it's even darker and gloomier than the normal car won't be an issue either: the black rooflining really soaks up the light...
One detail we really love is the layout switcharound for the dials. The rev counter moves to the centre, taking a huge centre stage, with the speedo taking its space to the left. This Porsche 911-like detail is brilliant: VW has yet to decide if it can productionise it, alas.