Volkswagen’s current Scirocco model is already 6 years old, but the Golf-based auto received a major revamp from the company, giving it a new sharper look and more economical and powerful engines. Boasting premium LED taillights, the rear and front of the car has been designed to more closely complement VW’s modernized design language.
VW also has made some big transformations under the hood. The new Scirocco is equipped with 4 TSI motors. Volkswagen focuses on fuel economy and claims a collective economy figure of 5.4 liters per 100 km and 125 g/km CO2 emissions. With a 1.4-liter turbocharged base model that’s capable of making 92 kW, the car features fuel-saving technologies such as auto stop/start that switches the engine off when it’s not moving. The three remaining petrol engines are all 2.0-liter turbocharged motors. Although the least powerful of the 3 only produces 132 kW, it’s still a huge leap of 14 kW over the former engine. This increase in power helps reduce 0.6 seconds from the 8-second sprint of the old model to 100 km per hour. Even with the additional power, the new car still boasts a collective economy figure of 6 to 6.4 liters per 100 km and 139 to 148 g/km CO2 emissions.
Volkswagen Scirocco’s power is also higher by 11 kW. Its maximum output is 206 kW with the sprint to 100 km per hour only taking 5.5 seconds. The R version tops the Scirocco range. As the flagship of the range, the R also has larger wheels compared to the rest of the revamped Sciroccos. Collective economy is at 7.9 to 8 liters per 100 km and 185 to 187 g/km CO2 emissions.
Aside from the Scirocco R, the 3rd petrol engine is the most powerful when it comes to the Scirocco range as it’s capable of producing 162 kW. VW claims that the 162 kW version has a collective economy figure of 6 to 6.4 liters per 100 km and 139 to 148 g/km CO2 emissions, similar to the economy figures of the 132 kW Scirocco.
Both diesel versions have 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. As the most economical engine in the revamped Scirocco range, the less powerful of the 2 makes 110 kW, resulting in a collective fuel economy figure of 4.2 to 4.5 liters per 100 km. Depending on conditions, emissions of CO2 can be between 109 and 119 g/km. From the speed of 207, the car can now run 215 km/h.
Volkswagen also offers a 135 kW version of the 2.0-liter engine if you want diesels, but don’t like slowing down. Its collective economy figure is 4.4 to 4.8 liters per 100 km. Depending on the style of the driver, emissions of CO2 range from 115 to 125 g/km.
The interior of the car has been revamped as well. Gauges are added on top of the dash and new features that were not present on the old versions are available on the new coupe. Some of these new technologies are hands-free parking and blind spot warning. The new models also have a typical six-speed manual on every engine.