2015 Volkswagen Scirocco & Scirocco R
For the 2015 model year, the Scirocco and Scirocco R manage to keep their iconic heritage, yet tastefully modify a few cosmetic details and minor interior updates. Not only are the visual cues thoroughly impressive but Volkswagen’s engineers have boosted the pair’s mechanical prowess as well.
European buyers will be able to choose from six different turbocharged/direct-injected 4-cylinder engines in the new Scirocco, all driving the front wheels through a standard 6-speed manual transmission and all but the base engine offer a 6-speed or 7-speed DSG automatic.
The gasoline roster starts with a 123-horsepower/1.4-liter unit with optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines rated at 178, 207 and at the top, a 276-horsepower unit in the Scirocco R. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines make 148 and 181 horsepower, respectively. VW claims average fuel efficiency across the entire range is up by 19 percent with the most efficient turbodiesel variant returning 68.9 mpg on the European combined cycle.
Changes to the exterior are subtle, but that’s okay since the Scirocco was already one of the best-looking cars in the segment. Front and rear sections have been restyled, and both cars now get xenon headlights and LED taillights as standard. New colors and a new range of 17- to 19-inch wheels will also be available.
Mention facelift of the 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco will be launched over the next year, with refreshed styling will characterize richer equipment, particularly that security in the form of a variety of driver assistance systems and optimized Euro 6 motorization. The premiere of this car is expected next spring in Geneva or at the Beijing Motor Show…