Rivervale's Guide to the Volkswagen Scirocco
This stylish coupe has just received an update to make it sleeker and sportier than ever before!
Our Account Manager Jordan shows you around the new look Scirocco ...
Exterior features of the Scirocco
From the outside, the Scirocco has kept its sporty coupe profile with just a few new added touches. The headlights have become more sculpted and the front grille and airtakes are now black with a new honeycomb design.
The bumpers are all body coloured, the rear bumper has black diffusers and chrome exhaust tailpipes. The rear lights have been redesigned and now incorporate LED technology.
There is now an optional panoramic sunroof which can be tilted upwards by 39mm to allow fresh air into the car, as well as create a light cabin environment.
Interior features of the Scirocco
Inside the Scirocco is an entirely modern, digital cabin with the sports instrument dials above the centre console the only nod to the original 1974 model.
The Composition Media System comes with a 6.52 touchscreen as standard which allows CD's, MP3, WMA and ACC audio files to be played and there is an AUX and USB socket as well as an SD slot. If all this isn't enough you can just listen to the DAB digital radio! The Multi Device Interface connects to all smartphones and together with Bluetooth allows the driver to make and receive calls handsfree as well as have messages read aloud and composed ready to send without needing to touch your phone.
If Drivers use the Car-Net App Connect system to connect their smartphone they will also have access to the ThinkBlue Trainer which will analyse driving and provide handy tip and advice on how to drive more efficiently which is better for the fuel bill and the environment. A fun feature of the App-Connect system is the My Guide App which will use information about the weather in your local area along with the time of day to suggest places of interest for you to visit.
Even more technology in the Scirocco comes from the Discover Navigation System which comes with European maps and will display many different types of information such as points of interest, speed limits and will offer you choices for your journey from the shortest, to the fastest and the most eco-friendly route to take. When Car-Net Guide and Inform is included you can receive real time traffic updates, find the nearest fuel stations, and view their most current prices as well as the free parking spaces in your immediate area along with parking prices.
Driver aids in the Scirocco
Not all of the following features are available as standard on all models, some are options only. You will find the following features are available on the Scirocco to make your life easier behind the wheel;
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Park assist - the driver only needs to control the speed here and the car will steer itself into the perfect parking position
- Cruise control
- Keyless entry system
- Rear view camera
Volkswagen Scirocco trim levels
|Scirocco||Scirroco GT, in addition to Scirroco||Scirocco R-Line in addition to GT||Scirocco GTS, in addition to R-Line||Scirocco R in addition to R-Line|
|17" 'Long Beach' alloy wheels||18" 'Interlagos' alloy wheels||19" 'Talladega' alloy wheels||18" 'Hayden' alloy wheels||19" 'Cadiz' alloy wheels|
|Body coloured bumpers and door handles||Front fog lights||R-Line exterior styling pack||Chrome twin exhaust pipe||Unique R sports suspension lowered by 10mm|
|Exterior temperature gauge||Rear tinted glass (65%)||Unique R-Line badging||GTS decal stripses on bonnet, roof and rear tailgate||Bi-Xenon headlights with cornering function|
|Galvanised body||Aluminium look pedals||Upholstery in Vienna Leather||Sports exterior styling pack||Black brake callipers with R logo|
|Halogen clear headlights||Black rooflining||Front sports seats with R-Line logo embossed||Red brake callipers||Chrome look door mirrors with integrated indicators|
|Rear lights with LED technology||Discover Navigation System||Heated front seats||Unique exterior GTS badging||Gloss black radiator grille|
|Rear roof spoiler||Car-Net Guide and Inform||Unique R-Line door sill protectors||Chrome door sill protectors with GTS logo||LED daytime running lights|
|Brushed aluminium instrument surrounds||Dual zone automatic air conditioning||Carbon look decorative inserts in dash and centre console||Piano black inserts in dash and centre console||R exterior styling pack|
|Brushed aluminium look decorative inserts in dash and centre console||Front and rear parking sensors||Leather trimmed 3 spoke multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inserts||Red stitching on gear gaiter surround and handbrake||Rear diffuser in gloss black|
|Lockable glovebox||Optical parking display||Front sports seats with GTS logo embossed||Chrome exhaust pipes left and right|
|Grey rooflining||Heated front seats||Unique R badging|
|Leather trimmed 3 spoke multifunction steering wheel||Unique GTS golf ball design gear knob||Gloss black decorative inserts in interior door grab handles and centre console|
|Cloth upholstery||Leather trimmed 3 spoke multifunction steering wheel with floss black inserts and R logo|
|Front sports seats||Scirocco GT Black Edition, in addition to GT||Scirocco R-Line Black Edition, in addition to R-Line||Unique R door sill protectors|
|White instrument lighting||Black roof||Black roof||Low washer fluid warning lights|
|Composition media system||Black rear spoiler||Black rear wspoiler||XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling|
|Hill hold system||Rear tinted glass (90%)||Rear tinted windows (90%)|
|Tyre pressure indicator||18" 'Lisbon' alloy wheels||19" 'Lugano Black' alloy wheels|
|Manual air conditioning||Black door mirrors with integrated indicators||Black door mirrors with integrated indicators|
All engines comply with Euro 6 standards and make use of stop/start technology as well as a brake energy recuperation system to ensure maximum efficiency.
For those who prefer a petrol engine there are 4 options. The entry level engine is the 1.4 TSI 125PS which is the most efficient of the petrol engines with 52.3mpg and has the lowest emissions at 125g/km of Co2. This engine is only available with a manual gearbox, every other engine available for the Scirocco can be chosen with either a manual or automatic gearbox. The other petrol engines to choose from are the 2.0 TSI with a power choice of 180PS, 220PS or 280PS. The 220PS and 280PS are only available on GTS or R trim levels.
If you want to opt for a diesel there are only 2 options for you. The 2.0 TDI 150PS which is the most efficient of all the Scirocco engines achieving 67.3mpg and is the cleanest with the lowest Co2 emissions of 110g/km. The second diesel engine is the more powerful 2.0 TDI 184PS and is only available on the GT trim or above.
Prices for the Volkswagen Scirocco begin at £18,195
What do you think of the Volkswagen Scirocco?
Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of High Street Vouchers. Each month Natalie picks her favourite comment from the previous month - get involved for your chance to win...
The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.