In 1974, Volkswagen presented it’s a new hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show called the Volkswagen Scirocco. Over the past decades the German major has brought major improvements in terms of styling and powertrain but the best is yet to come. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is all set to reveal the all new Scirocco featuring even better styling and more power.
Externally, the styling of the car has been refined and a more modern look has been achieved thanks to new head and tail lights and revised bumpers. The front bumper of the new Scirocco has features aerodynamic ‘blades’, something similar to what we have seen on the new generation Golf GTI. It integrates indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights as well. Moving to the rear of the car, there is a set of new tail lights featuring LED, a reshaped bumper and a new purposeful Volkswagen badge that works as tailgate handle. Scirocco models ordered with optional bi-xenon headlights will feature LED daytime running lights.
Apart from the aforementioned changes, the new Scirocco also features standard with 18-inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels (Scirocco R model only) and other new alloy wheel designs available on the entire model range.
Talking about the powertrain now, the Scirocco will offer up to 6 new turbocharged direct injection petrol and diesel engines. The petrol range comprises of a 1.4-litre engine producing 125 PS, a new 2.0-litre unit with 180 PS, and a new 2.0 liter engine with 220 PS. The Scirocco R will be powered by a 2.0-litre unit that produces a mighty 280 PS.
The diesel range consists of two 2.0 liter engines available in 150 PS and 184 PS versions. Transmission options will include a 6 speed manual, and 6- or 7-speed automatic units.
Volkswagen will start taking bookings for Scirocco in UK in the month of May, and deliveries are expected to start in September this year.