VW Scirocco Desert wind with new nose

Desert wind with new nose

The athletic brother of the VW Golf is polished again for his second half of life. Above all, technically, because visually only change details.

After nearly six years of construction, the VW Scirocco gets its first facelift in August. The sporty coupe offshoot of golf then comes up with revised front and rear fascias. There are new engines.

The external modifications are rather decent. Among other things, hiking indicators, daytime running lights and fog lights are jointly working on the outer edge of the lower grille. The tailgate now comes with a more contoured seam at its center, it is open now disguised as a VW logo handle. Inside, there are new fabrics and colors, the top model Scirocco R can be found as a throwback to the original model three gauges for boost pressure, oil temperature and lap times above the center console.

More work has, during the rest of the Scirocco remains under the hood, where the engines of the Golf VII to move based on the Golf VI. A choice of four petrol engines with power outputs of 92 kW/125 hp, 132 kW/180 hp, 162 kW/220 hp and - in the Scirocco R - 206 kW/280 hp. Compared to its predecessor, the motors are up to 20 percent stronger, and more fuel efficient by 19 percent. Also more power with lower fuel consumption will provide you with 110 kW/150 hp and 135 kW/184 hp, the two 2.0-liter diesel.

Prices for the revamped Scirocco, the ( March 6 to 16 ) made ​​its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the manufacturer calls not yet. However, they are likely to remain at about the same level as the current model, which costs 23,375 euros in the entry-level version.