The VW Scirocco has always been a popular car. From when it started out as a sports coupe in the 70’s and 80’s to later being revived by the car maker in 2008.
Since it’s re-release the car has been hugely popular with British Buyers with just under 37,000 being bought within UK car dealerships making Britain the cars biggest European market.
The car now features:
- A new EU6-complient engine bringing more performance with better fuel economy.
- Cosmetic changes to both the interior and exterior through new colours and materials.
- Buyer friendly price starting at £20,455 with orders being taken now for October delivery.
It has taken 6 years for VW to revamp the Scirocco which is considered a long time in the car industry. Although the previous shape was hugely successful, the new generation is well overdue. The car is receiving all manor of nips and tucks including better engines full with the latest technology with new colours and cosmetics.
The main changes to the exterior includes new headlights and bumpers tailored to make the car look wider on the road. The changes to the exterior certainly have taken this sharp looking motor and made it look even more sharp and defined!
The interior has had few changes made but do include a change of materials used and a reshaped steering wheel influenced heavily by the latest Golf GTI.
The biggest changes are a new set of dials to the dash consisting of turbo pressure, engine oil temperature, and chronometer, which reinforce the siroccos new sportier feel.
The most important changes though however remain under the bonnet. A range of cleaner, more efficient but more powerful engines are now on offer. There are four petrol engines to choose from: a 123bhp 1.4 TSI petrol unit that manages 52.3mpg and 125g/km of CO2, which augments a trio of 2.0-litre TSI engines tuned to 178-, 217- or 276bhp, in the Scirocco R. Auto trader drove the Scirocco R and said it’s growling engine easily to the car from 0 – 62mph in 5.5 seconds.
Of the two 2.0-litre diesels, the super-frugal 147bhp 2.0-litre will be the choice of over half of UK buyers, thanks to official fuel consumption of 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 109g/km, placing it in VED Band B, meaning it costs just £20 a year to tax.
As for on the road, the Scirocco is all business as usual delivering good handling through extreme grip, good body control and accurate steering which make for an exceptional driving experience.
If you a car dealership awaiting the Scriocco, ensure your car dealer insurance is up to date as these cars will be under high demand when they hit the forecourts in October.