VW Scirocco 2014 coupe facelift for Geneva Motor Show


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For the soon to be held 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen Scirocco is all set to receive a brand new look. The German carmaker confirms that the 2014 Scirocco coupe facelift will get extra control with power upgrades.

The remodeled Scirocco is coming to the show almost after 40 years since the original ’Rocco made its entry in the Geneva Motor Show way back in 1974. The new model is also getting extra performance and better efficiency.

In terms of appearance, the Scirocco gets understated but distinct look. The model gets new headlights and a bumper as among the various changes at the front. The bumper of the Scirocco 2014 update features a series of strakes on the outside, which are similar to that of the latest Golf GTI and it is also lower than before.

On the other hand, the back of the model, like all version of the Scirocco, gets upgraded to LED taillights. The badge of VW is used here as the tailgate release handle.

Talking about the interiors, makeover has been done to the dashboard and dials and they now complement well with the new auxiliary gauge pack. The gauge pack is added above the center console.

Scirocco R, however, remains the top of the range with 280hp, which is over 15hp more than before. The Scirocco R model gets the 18-inch “Cadiz” alloy wheels along with its unique styling touches such as explicit bumpers, front and rear. The car remains front-wheel drive only unlike the more powerful four-wheel drive Golf R.

The new Scirocco receives six turbocharged engines in total with the latest Euro 6 emissions criteria. The engines include the 2.0-litre Scirocco R engine long with other petrol engines such as 125hp 1.4-litre, a new 180hp 2.0-litre, and a 220hp 2.0-litre engines. Conversely, Diesel engines include 150hp and 184hp 2.0-litre units.

All the models receive six-speed manual as standard with optional six- or seven-speed DSG automatic. The new VW Scirocco goes on sale in UK on 20 May 2014. However, it is expected to reach dealerships only in September 2014. As far as pricing is concerned, you have to wait close to the launch date. But the price is expected to be slightly more than the current car which starts at £20,525.

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