Car Reviews: Volkswagen Scirocco GT 2.0 TSI – The AA

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Bold design Boasts the performance to its looks Promises to deliver acceptable running costs cabin despite the coupe-influenced


Cabin design too to the Golf – it lacks a feel Tailgate and rear end could be more appealing clever, the DSG gearbox won’t everyone’s driving style might be a good size but a high load lip to contend

It’s been a long since there was any talk Volkswagen regarding a small, sports coupe. The company took note of what would want from car though, because this generation Scirocco appears to fit the affordable, good looking on paper at least, quick.

You had get used to the Scirocco’s nose, that look is going to on numerous VWs in the future, such is confidence in the new design direction. In all aspects, the Scirocco is very a car with its own personality. It might much a lot under the skin the Golf, but that’s where the stop.

Keen to impress and attract drivers, the Scirocco has been to a raft of suspension changes the donor Golf. Furthermore, the coupe’s modified dimensions, the ride and handling characteristics are sharper. And for the UK the car comes with VWs electronic damper control – already fitted to the CC – in a bid to make this car behave equally well on surfaced urban streets as it on challenging B-roads.

While the exterior is all new, the car’s will be familiar to many VW Using the Eos convertible’s premium-looking as the building blocks, the Scirocco’s is yet another example of a well VW interior. Enhancements include trim accents and attractive and sports seats. Although match the fronts, the rear are small and legroom in the back is

VW’s stunning looking might want to be the only car need, but the practicalities are a little

There are no complaints out on the road, With initial deliveries powered by VW’s familiar and received 2.0-litre turbo (again, from the Golf before the range is expanded, the coupe is not short of power. The of the raucous exhaust note, power delivery and the option of the DSG auto-style gearbox all add up to a lively and fun experience.

Our verdict on the Volkswagen GT 2.0 TSI

With the introduction of the third Scirocco, Volkswagen proved it could deliver a fun, and affordable sporting car. It did it but so much time has passed and are never anything but cynical in matters. In truth it’s not to like the Scirocco. Not only is it to look at, but it’s also fun to

The asking price is sensible even by VW’s standards and it’s practical enough to the choice between this car and a GTI an easy one if you want to stand out the crowd.


Promising a performance to VW’s Golf the Scirocco is unlikely to break the Driven gently, the 2.0-litre petrol engine is surprisingly while servicing and tax outlays be manageable for a car boasting such a level of performance.

Space and

Volkswagen is keen to tout the as a practical car, and one you could as your sole means of As such, cabin space is as is oddment storage space. The is a surprise – you don’t something this good in is basically a sporting car. The tailgate lifts to reveal a load bay, although the load lip could be an issue.

expect too many complementary from adults sitting in the though.

Controls and display



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Being a Volkswagen, the gets to benefit from the VW safety parts bin. and all the usual electronic stability are present. Crucially for the enthusiastic the various electronic aids cut in abruptly – that way you can have some good, and safe fun.


This is where most of the surrounding the Scirocco will to. It might share more a wheel nut with the Golf, but to that car’s basic and a revamp of the suspension have in a responsive and enjoyable car. with the Golf GTI will cease, so when powered by the engine (2.0-litre TSI) the never feels short of sounds good and is reasonably to boot – just the Golf.

With Volkswagen’s clever damper control on board, the does a good job of smoothing out and sticking to the road when hard, putting it ahead of the Light but accurate steering the package.

Family car appeal

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Quality and image

without the historical element, latest generation Scirocco appeal to keen drivers and old. The Volkswagen badge and image will do the car no harm at while build quality is, as first rate.


The two wide doors open to occupants plenty of room to get in and although the Scirocco’s low stance deter those who are less agile. Access to the rear isn’t bad, but adults likely think twice accepting a lift. At the rear the boot is a good size for is a compact hatch.

You end of dropping down into the space thanks to the high load however.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

It’s to fault the Scirocco’s standard fit unit. The combined radio and CD works well, boasts a to read display and intuitive More money will get a touch screen sat-nav and player that’s equally to use.

These seats look inviting but room in the is limited

Colours and trim

ends of the spectrum work on the Scirocco, although it’s to say that bright colours blues and greens, for instance are the most successful in attracting Inside, the car is very much in the VW mould: dark plastics and along with the dark help to maintain a sombre, ambience.

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