Facelifted Volkswagen Scirocco unveiled

The new Volkswagen Scirocco has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show

The new Volkswagen Scirocco has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show – 40 years after the original Volkswagen Scirocco debuted at the same event. The updated model gets revised looks, but the big news is its range of six new engines that boast improved economy.

Visual updates are subtle, but a revised front bumper with aerodynamic ‘blades’ (located next to the foglights and daytime running lights) are the most obvious changes. A restyled rear bumper makes the Volkswagen Scirocco appear lower, and there are now bright LED taillights, while the VW badge now doubles as the boot latch. Alloy wheels are standard on all models, and even the basic models can now be fitted with range-topping Talladega alloys, which were previously exclusive to the R-spec model. Bespoke bumpers and unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and ‘R’ badging helps the Volkswagen Scirocco R stand out from the rest of the range.

Inside, there are new dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console, which displays oil temperature and other information.

There are four petrol and two diesel engines available – each complying with tough new European emissions regulations that come into force next year. There’s the 123bhp 1.4-litre petrol, a 177bhp and 217bhp 2.0-litre petrol, and the 2.0-litre petrol fitted to the Scirocco R, which boasts 276bhp – 15bhp more than the outgoing model. The diesels both come in 2.0-litre form, with either 148bhp or 181bhp. The Scirocco has three gearbox options (depending on model) either six-speed manual, six-speed DSG auto, or seven-speed DSG auto.

Fuel economy varies from 34.9mpg to 68.9mpg. While the high-performance Scirocco R’s economy has increased by 19 per cent.

The Volkswagen Scirocco is available to order in May, whilst first deliveries are expected in September. Read all the latest Volkswagen reviews, on the Carbuyer Volkswagen reviews page.

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