VOLKSWAGEN will be introducing a revamped version of its Scirocco hatchback coupe at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
As well as a series of styling tweaks, the updated range also gets more powerful and efficient engines.
Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with an instrument cluster above the centre console that houses a chronometer and charge pressure and oil temperature gauges, a feature designed to echo the similar instrumentation found on the first Scirocco models back in 1974.
Externally, the revised Scirocco gets new headlights and tail lights – they’re new LEDs – as well as modified bumpers.
The Volkswagen badge on the tailgate now also doubles as a release handle. There are new alloy wheel designs, including optional “Talladega” alloys that were previously only available on the sporty “R” model.
Otherwise, the Scirocco R retains its distinct look, and now comes with now comes as standard with 18-inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels similar to those on the Golf R.
There are six new EU6-compliant tubocharged direct-injection petrol and diesel engines.
On the petrol side, there’s a 1.4-litre petrol with 125PS (previously 122), a new 2.0-litre 180PS unit that the previous 160PS version of the 1.4, and a 2.0-litre TSI with 220PS (previously 210).
The revised Scirocco R uses a 2.0-litre unit producing 280PS (previously 265).
Two two-litre diesels will be offered, with 150PS or 184PS and combined fuel consumption of up to 68.9mpg.
Gearbox choices are six-speed manuals and six- or seven-speed self-shifting DSG transmissions.
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