There is a reliable set menu for success when it comes to hotting up your bog-standard hatchback’s interior. New seats, gearknob, steering wheel, dials and pedals are all on it – and the VXR honours it in conventional type.
Mostly, the additional cabin confetti is fine. The seats are by Recaro and get the compromise between comfort and clasp just about right.
The VXR-specific gearknob isn’t quite so nice, having been made the size of a cricket ball and with the seams to match. Hand-filling heft is pleasant, but this is still a supermini, not a Lotus Carlton.
Elsewhere – on the pedals, steering wheel and dials – there’s only the lightest dressing in place to differentiate the model from its lesser siblings. But that’s just about fine, too; the current generation Corsa is generally a nice enough place to be, and so it remains here.
The car is also mercifully free of silly performance-related buttons. The traction control switch is the only one you’ll ever need to push – once for Competitive mode, longer for nothing at all – and that is as it should be.