Volkswagen is launching two special edition versions of the third-generation Scirocco sports coupé in the United Kingdom, both boasting of extra styling that further enhances their already elegant yet dynamic appearances with a great value for money.
As their names suggest, these two new Scirocco Black Edition models -- the Scirocco GT Black Edition and Scirocco R-Line Black Edition – feature a black painted contrast roof, door mirrors and rear spoiler, black painted alloy wheels and 90-percent tinted rear windows.
These black elements further boost the unique silhouette and wide, low stance of the Scirocco sports coupé. Eighteen-inch Black Lisbon alloy wheels and 19-inch Black Lugano alloy wheels are featured on the Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition, respectively.
With a price starting from £23,135 (RRP OTR) for the GT Scirocco Black Edition 1.4-liter TSI BlueMotion Technology – representing just an additional £550 over the equivalent GT and R-Line trims – the special edition models offer a great value for money.
For instance, buyers will have to shed an extra £610 if they want to add the optional 18-inch Lisbon alloy wheels on the GT trim. Likewise, they have to pay £70 to add 90-percent tinted windows on their GT-trimmed vehicles.
When the third-generation Scirocco was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, it immediately turned heads with its aggressive yet elegant styling. It also featured elements like the attention-grabbing headlights and LED tail light designs as well as a front bumper with aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section.
The cabin features a dashboard that contains an auxiliary instrument cluster -- chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges -- above the center console.
All Scirocco models features standard equipment like the Composition Media system with 6.5-inch colour touch-screen, Bluetooth telephone and audio connection, MDI (Multi Device Interface) via USB connection, DAB digital radio receiver, single CD player, air conditioning and SD card reader.
Other standard equipment includes an auto-dimming rear view mirror; automatic headlights and wipers; and height-adjustable sports seats. Also featured as standard is a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel, with DSG models provided with paddleshifts.
Meanwhile, the Scirocco GT adds Discover Navigation, dynamic navigation based on TMC+, Fast, Short and Eco route options, preloaded European navigation data and 2Zone climate control. This special edition also adds front fog lights, dark-tinted rear windows, a black roof lining and front and rear parking sensors.
It also adds ‘chequered flag’ dash inserts and aluminum-look pedals as well as cloth and part Alcantara-trimmed upholstery. On the other hand, the Scirocco R-Line model features R-Line-specific bumpers and side skirts, an R-Line-specific steering wheel, handbrake and a gear lever as well as R-Line scuff plates.
It also features heated, electrically adjustable ‘Vienna’ leather sports seats and ‘carbon-look’ dash inserts. Scirocco R models adds Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) as well as unique ‘R’ sports suspension that lowers the sports coupe by around 10 mm. Scirocco R models also feature Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic curve lighting, static cornering function, automatic range adjustment and headlight washers.
These models are made more distinctive with the ‘R’ logo; a bespoke ‘R’ styling pack; LED daytime running lights set into the front bumper. Moreover, Scirocco R models come with decorative interior trim inserts, as well as a leather-trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel.
Furthermore, the interior reveals leather upholstery and front sports seats with embossed ‘R’ logo. Interested buyers could now start ordering Volkswagen's Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Black Edition, with first registrations due in January 2016.