2009 Volkswagen Scirocco – Volkswagen Compact Coupe Review – Automobile Magazine

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From the 2009 issue of Automobile –

Nearly thirty-four after the debut of the original, a Volkswagen Scirocco is set to revive the compact coupe segment. The was initiated by former brand Wolfgang Bernhard, who was so good at costs that the Scirocco significantly more expensive the corresponding Golf/Rabbit. In fact, in the top-of-the-line Scirocco costs the same as the two-door GTI and uses its turbocharged engine.

Two inches and three inches lower the GTI, the Scirocco has quite a bit presence and panache – chunky, wedge-shaped, and rather for a VW. Its horizontal grille, large air intake in the bumper, and slightly rectangular headlamps establish a that will spread the VW lineup.

The car looks best with wheels, the lowered sport dark tinted windows, and the livery carried over the 1970s original. Theoretically, the is a four-seater, but access to the rear is compromised by the low roofline. There’s headroom, and the tapered body constricts space.

The driver and the passenger, however, enjoy seat travel, plenty of support, and ergonomics that you feel at home. The bland is borrowed from the Eos, but the door panels and the excellent seats give the Scirocco a dynamic identity of its own. the view out is compromised by fat A-pillars, and the behind is obstructed by fixed restraints and wide C-pillars.

In Europe, Scirocco fans can among three gasoline and two engines, all turbocharged, direct-injection We tried the 160-hp 1.4-liter and the 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinders. from the obvious difference in (factory figures of 8.0 seconds 7.2 seconds for 0-to-62-mph acceleration; a top of 136 mph versus 146 mph) and economy 15 percent better with the the two models also feature chassis setups.

Optional DCC (dynamic chassis modulates the damper and steering but not the throttle response or the shift of the optional DSG dual-clutch transmission. In a assault over challenging roads, there isn’t that separates a VW GTI and a 2.0-liter but at the end of the day, the new coupe has the advantage to its wider track, lower of gravity, and marginally lighter

That said, the 1.4-liter might be more endearing. In driving, it’s quiet, and composed. When pushed it instantly shows its sports car its considerable handling prowess, and its roadholding talents.

The 2.0-liter Scirocco is more but it’s also noisier and a bit coarse, as exhibited by torque a tendency to follow grooves in the and almost overeager turn-in Unfortunately, for American enthusiasts, the best Scirocco is, at least for an academic exercise. Volkswagen of still could jump on the bandwagon, but so far, that’s thinking. QA

Martin Winterkorn . of the Volkswagen Group Why are you reluctant to the Scirocco to North America?

of the unfavorable exchange rate. lose money at the proposed of $17,000. How about the 2.0 TSI Highline, could command a premium

We’re thinking about it. But the case needs to be watertight which it may be once American are prepared to pay more money for offering a lot of content in a compact When will you make a on the proposed North American plant, and which products VW build there?

We are in the final phase. The first car to roll off the would be the new mid-size sedan. will the new compact sedan the Jetta replacement – be

And doesn’t VW of America also an even smaller offering?

It may sense to consider a second in Mexico. It may also make to import the Polo sedan South America. What are strategies for the key green issues?

A Jetta diesel that all nationwide emissions standards is on its There also will be a plug-in hybrid. The new small-vehicle may include a hybrid commuter or a ZEV electric vehicle.

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