Inside, it’s pure Golf bar a few new flourishes such as the triangular door pulls. So, well made, functional and quietly classy.

The 2.0-litre turbo matched to the optional semi-auto, six-speed DSG gearbox is a fabulous combination in the Golf GTi and so it is here again. Manual gear selections from the steering wheel paddles are fast, precise and perfectly matched to the gutsy 2.0-litre. Addictive is too mundane a word.

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It’s agile too. A clever new adjustable suspension, standard on the decently specified launch GT spec (listed at £21k for the six-speed manual), hardens the dampers in Sport mode or softens them (slightly) in Comfort setting as well as lightening the steering. It’s never going to cosset, but the Scirocco isn’t a spine punisher either, especially in the softer set-up 1.4 TSi (which will be offered with a manual or seven-speed DSG).

The finances could also go unpunished. Early figures from residual experts CAP say the 2.0-litre GT will hold onto around 50% of its value after three years/60,000 miles. Service intervals are long at two years and the sub-180g/km emissions for even the 2.0-litre (whether DSG or manual) keep taxation at manageable levels.

Given the Golf mechanicals at its heart, the extravagant concept car stylistics of the Scirocco shouldn’t be a barrier to fleet list acceptance, especially given the genuine four-adult carrying abilities. The taut, confident driving feel is a bonus that’ll invigorate even the most jaded of wage slaves.