2014 Volkswagen Scirocco Review


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The 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco is a new hatchback model offered for the European markets. Here are few details about its design, performance and pricing list.

2014 Volkswagen Scirocco Design

2014 Volkswagen Scirocco front view

This new VW model has been slightly refreshed with a new body design. It has a small front grille, wide hood, new bi-xenon headlights, aerodynamic blades on the bumper, next to the small fog lights, and large air inlet that takes the most of the lower area. There are also small LED contour daytime running lights below the xenon lamps. Viewed from the front, it really looks aggressive. Because of the small grille, the VW logo can be found on the hood.

The 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco is similar to the new Golf. Viewed from the side both models share similar design language. On the photos, you will notice the dents on the doors, it is such a nice detail. The car on these photos rides on the standard 17-inch alloy wheels, but I’ve heard that there will be available a few different types of 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.

On the back, there are trapezoidal LED taillights. The car features the new hatch design. It has a small wing spoiler on the top of a tailgate, which is opened by pressing the VW badge on the back. Down below, there is a new diffuser with a pair of exhaust pipes on the left side.

rear view

Interior Styling

The interior of the new VW Scirocco has not been much changed, compared to the earlier models. There are sports leather seats, that looks really comfy. Behind the front seats, there is a new storage compartment.

The first thing you will notice is a 6.5-inch touchscreen that driver can use to display different information, to activate radio and audio player, to use GPS navigation, to connect their phone, and to activate air conditioning. Above the screen, there are new auxiliary instruments, showing boost pressure, oil temp, and the third gauge is a small chronometer.

The steering wheel can also be used for controlling the audio player and radio. It is wrapped in leather. Behind it, you can see big speedometer and tachometer, and a small display that shows additional information.

interior

Engine and Performance

There is several engine options for the 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco. First, there are two 1.4-liter TSI engines that can develop 120 horsepower (122 PS) and 158 hp (160 PS), both returning 43 mpg on the EU cycle (5.4 l/100 km).

The most powerful 2.0-liter TSI powertrain produces 207 horsepower (210 PS), and it returns 32 mpg (it consumes 6 liters per 100 km).

Among diesel engines, there is a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine that can generate 175 hp (177 PS), returning 54 mpg (4.3 l/100 km), as well as a 2.0-liter TDI engine with BlueMotion technology that can deliver 138 horsepower (140 PS), and returning 57 mph on the European cycle (4.1 l/100 km).

engine

Trim Levels and Prices

There is a high number of trim levels with different engine options, and each has a different starting price. Well, let’s start from the beginning…

First, I will list prices of the base Scirocco model. The one with a 122-PS 1.4 TSI engine and 6-speed manual transmission has a starting price of £16,483, while the model with a 160-PS 1.4 TSI and 6-speed manual gearbox has a starting price of £17,850, not including taxes. Replace 6-speed manual with a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission and you will have to pay £19,037.50. Models with a 140-PS 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion engine and 6-speed manual costs about £18,637.50. If you add 6-speed auto DSG, the price increases to £19,804.

Next, there is the GT model with a 210-PS 2.0 TSI engine. Model with a 6-speed manual is priced at £21,558, while the model with a 6-speed automatic DSG is priced at £22,725. The GT with a 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion powertrain developing 140 PS and with a 6-speed manual has a starting price of £20,987.50, while the one with a 6-speed auto DSG transmission is priced at £22,154. Diesel model with a 177-PS 2.0 TDI engine and 6-speed manual or automatic DSG transmission has a recommended starting price of £21,716 and £22,883, respectively.

Now I will list prices of the R-Line models. The one that comes with a 210-PS 2.0 TSI engine and 6-speed manual or auto DSG transmission, has a starting price of £22,862.50 and £24,029, respectively. Model with a 140-PS 2.0 TDI BlueMotion powertrain costs about £22,292 (manual) and £23,458 (automatic). Model powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine delivering 177 PS can be bought for £23,021 (manual) and £24,187.50 (automatic).

For the end, there is a GTS model with a 210-PS 2.0 TSI powertrain that is priced at £23,250 (if you choose a manual transmission) or £24,417 (with an automatic DSG). If you prefer diesel engine, than you should be prepared to pay about £23,408 (manual) or £24,575 (automatic).

It is not known if it will ever be released in the United States. In Europe, it goes on sale this August. Soon after that, Asian and Australian markets will also get this sports car in their offer.

Gallery

For the end, you can check out this photo gallery to see more photos of the 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco in higher resolution.

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