Volkswagen launches entry-level Scirocco

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

Starting January 4, the Volkswagen Scirocco will be available. The two-door compact coupe, which boasts an efficient new entry-level engine, is equipped with the 1.4-liter TSI 122 PS engine. Prices start at £18,860 RRP on the road. The 1.4-liter TSI 122 PS unit develops 147 lbs ft of torque channeled via a six-speed manual gearbox, through the front wheels.

The car can go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 124 mph. Due to the engine's small capacity, the Scirocco returns a healthy combined economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 146 g/km, making it the cleanest petrol model in the range. This new entry-level model boasts a wide-ranging list of standard equipment.

This includes a set of 17-inch Donington alloy wheels and safety features: ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program) and six airbags. For £765 more, the buyer can get the Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) on this model.

For the New Year, Volkswagen will have a new optional styling pack available on Scirocco GT models. For £950, you can get the new Lugano Black package consists of a set of 10-spoke 19-inch Luganoâ alloy wheels finished in gloss black with additional Piano Black decorative inserts throughout the cabin.

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NEW YEAR, NEW ENGINE AND STYLING PACK FOR SCIROCCO

From next year, the Volkswagen Scirocco will be available to order with an efficient new entry-level engine. From 4 January 2010, it will be possible to order the two-door compact coupé with the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS engine, with prices starting at £18,860 RRP on the road.

The 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS unit develops 147 lbs ft of torque channelled via a six-speed manual gearbox, through the front wheels. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes 9.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 124 mph.

Thanks in part to the engine’s small capacity, the Scirocco returns a healthy combined economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 146 g/km, making it the cleanest petrol model in the range.

The new entry-level model benefits from a comprehensive list of standard equipment including a six-CD autochanger with iPod preparation, rain and dusk sensors, a multifunction computer, air conditioning and 17-inch ‘Donington’ alloy wheels as well as a host of safety features including ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags. Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) is also available on this model as a £765 option.

Volkswagen has also announced a new optional styling pack available on Scirocco GT models for the New Year. The new ‘Lugano Black’ package comprises 10-spoke 19-inch ‘Lugano’ alloy wheels finished in gloss black with additional Piano Black decorative inserts throughout the cabin, and costs £950.

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