Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The driving position is very good as you can get the get the seat really low to enhance the sporty driving experience. The interior is similar to the standard Fabia as the switchgear and dials are the same. However, the vRS has its own special seats and steering wheel, plus branded kickplates on the door sills plus badging on the bottom of the steering wheel in case you forget you are driving the performance Fabia.

It's very grown-up for a hot supermini. The Fabia vRS rides well as it sits on 17-inch wheels and the suspension is not rock-hard like RenaultSport hot hatches. Living with this car would not be a chore as it soaks up bumps quite well. The sports seats specifically for the vRS are very comfortable and have raised sides to hold you in place when driving enthusiastically.

The steering wheel has both rake and reach and this allows you to get the perfect driving position.