Volkswagen Scirocco review (2008 onwards) – MSN Cars UK

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Volkswagen Scirocco

review onwards)

What – Volkswagen

Where – Lisbon, Portugal

– £20,940 (2.0 TSI GT)

First

Volkswagen has a reputation for playing very safe. But then the Golf GTI burst onto the and announced VW had rediscovered the mojo made the trendsetting original a classic. But before that Golf we had the Scirocco. And now we have a new a real looker too, the crowds at the Geneva show year.

And it doesn’t disappoint in the this being the most looking VW since, well, the Scirocco. Debuted to similar 34 years ago, it announced adoption of modern trends as unitary construction and front-wheel

The new Scirocco plays a similar today, previewing a new front-end scheduled to be rolled out across the VW in the near future. And after as the four-wheeled equivalent of pressed and a plain shirt, VW has dug deep the wardrobe and burst out in a dramatic new Taut, edgy and distinctly the Scirocco is VW getting assertive.

And if the case rivals had better because the firm’s domination of the car market can only grow if VW virtues can be combined with the of dynamism and excitement the Scirocco

So it looks fast and exciting. But the new Scirocco deliver on the road? there have been few about the way the current Golf GTI so the fact the first model we get in the UK a variant of the Golf’s 2.0-litre, direct-injection turbocharged engine well. Other engines follow, including a 158bhp TSI engine featuring VW’s Twincharger combined turbo/supercharger

Diesels will also with 138bhp and 168bhp and 170ps in VW’s preferred units) versions of the latest common-rail diesel motor in the Audi A4 last year.

But the 2.0 TSI be the first to arrive when the goes on sale at the end of August. The is a peach too, with a punchy power delivery delivers 206lb ft of torque all the way 1,700-5,000rpm. It’s connected to a manual gearbox as standard, DSG a £1,330 extra.Forget the whoosh-bang engines of old – this just pulls and pulls.

That fat wedge of torque almost diesel like shove, combined with top-end zest. 62mph up in 7.2 seconds, the automatic DSG transmission seamless acceleration even if it can be a frustrating when manoeuvring and away.

VW’s ability to ever further derivations the Golf platform is nothing of astonishing. And while the Scirocco much it’s a whole lower than the Golf and wider, with 59mm track at the rear alone. And has a dramatic effect on the handling.The feels more hatchback-like say, a TT. But the centre of gravity is lower than the Golf and as a it feels significantly more

The wheelbase is the same but the broader further heightens the Scirocco’s to carve through the turns.

also a very effective adjustable damping system, Active Chassis Control. Audi’s magnetic ride this uses an electronically valve on each damper to the damping force according to the assessment of your speed, input, steering angle and other parameters.If the nose of the car into a compression, for example, by the the rear wheels reach it the will have been up in readiness, the Scirocco staying flat and composed as a result. ACC will be standard on the 2.0 TSI GT cars at launch too.

Neat, smart and well together, the Eos-based cabin quite match the drama of the and in dark hues can feel a claustrophobic. We’d pass on the DSG too and instead spend the cash on the coloured leather option, both brightens things up and the interior feel a lot more practical though, the two individual seats losing just of headroom over the front with legroom enough for occupants.

They’re also set inboard of the front ones, the sense of being lost in a hole. There’s a big lip on the boot but 292 within, expandable to 775 litres the seats down.

Direct injection, forced induction and all the technology means VW’s are among the best when it to economy and emissions too. The 2.0 TSI 37.2mpg while returning of CO2 – not bad for a highly tuned

When it arrives the 1.4 Twincharger will do an even more 43.5mpg and 154g/km.Safety is strong with an updated ESP system, six as standard, ISOFIX baby mountings for the rear seats and lights that flash emergency braking all among the features. Meanwhile foam in the bumper is designed to reduce leg to any pedestrians that may fall in path.

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