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Volkswagen introduces the new Scirocco

Charismatic coupés have been an important part of the Volkswagen model range for decades

Volkswagen is presenting another generation of one of its most charismatic coupés – the new Scirocco, which has been refreshed with new exterior and interior designs. Externally, the new Scirocco’s shape has been refined and modernised with new headlights and tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling. The revised front bumper features aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section, like those on the latest-generation Golf GTI, with integrated indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights.

The LED tail lights are a standard feature across the range. The bumper has been reshaped to appear lower and more purposeful. As on the new Golf, the Volkswagen logo badge now has an additional purpose: functioning as the tailgate release handle.

The range-topping Scirocco R has a distinct look with bespoke bumpers and alloy wheels. It now comes with 19-inch alloy wheels.

The engine line-up remains unchanged. The new Scirocco is offered with the choice of three TSI engines. The 1.4 TSI is available with 6-speed manual transmission whilst the 2.0 TSI engines come standard with 6-speed DSG transmission.

Inside, the dashboard has been updated with new-look dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console, consisting of a chronometer and charge pressure and oil temperature gauges – a tribute to the 1974 model.

The new Scirocco can be customised with a wide range of factory fitted optional features. These include panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights (standard on Scirocco R), high beam light assist, rear view camera (Rear Assist), Keyless entry, adaptive chassis control, Park Distance Control (front and rear), satellite navigation system, DynAudio 300W Excite system with subwoofer, R-Line package and Lugano 19-inch wheels.

Prices:

1.4 TSI 118kW Highline Manual R355 200

2.0 TSI 155kW Sportline DSG R419 100

2.0 TSI 188kW R DSG R489 300

The new Scirocco comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service interval is 15 000km.

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