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Volkswagen Scirocco updated

By Charl Bosch - Jan 29, 2015
Volkswagen Scirocco updated

Volkswagen South Africa has given its Scirocco sports coupe a mid-life facelift with the biggest changes being minor cosmetic tweaks and streamlining of the range.

Introduced for the European market last year, the 2015 Scirocco features a redesigned front bumper incorporating LED foglights, new headlights with daytime running LED’s, and a redesigned deeper front air dam. Changes to rear include a new bumper with integrated diffuser and LED lights.

Inside, the Scirocco sports a new centre console with an auxiliary cluster housing the boost gauge, oil pressure and chronometer on top of the facia.

Despite being launched with a range of new petrol and diesel engines in its home market, Volkswagen South Africa has retained the pre-facelift Scirocco’s three turbocharged TSI petrol engines comprising of the turbo-and supercharged 1.4 TSI Highline, 2.0 TSI Sportline and performance R. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Highline while the Sportline and R can only be have with the similar ratio DSG dual-clutch box.

Standard spec on the Highline includes electric windows, heated and electric mirrors, rain sensing wipers, an eight speaker sound system with Bluetooth, USB and aux inputs, 17-inch Long Beach alloy wheels, sports leather seats, ABS with EBD, ASR and ESP, hill hold assist, Engine Drag Torque Control, Electronic Differential Lock, six airbags and a fatigue detection system.

Building on the Highline, the Sportline adds 18-inch Lisbon alloys, tyre pressure sensors, foldaway mirrors, two-zone climate control, electric driver’s seat and a six-disc sound system while the hot Scirocco R ushers in Volkswagen’s XDS front differential, 19-inch Cardiz wheels, carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard, R badged leather sports steering wheel and xenon headlights.

A cosmetic enhancing R-Line package is also available for the lesser two models while a three year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan is standard across the range.



1.4 TSI Highline118 kW / 240 N.mR355 200
2.0 TSI Sportline DSG155 kW / 280 N.mR419 100
2.0 TSI R DSG188 kW / 350 N.mR489 300


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