The 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R is refreshed

Monday, April 21st 2014. | Volkswagen

Volkswagen-Scirocco R, Front angel , 2015Volkswagen has given a sleek new look to its Scirocco R hatchback coupe which will also feature a more powerful and efficient engine in the 2015 model year. For the 2015 model year, the Scirocco and Scirocco R manage to keep their iconic heritage, yet tastefully modify a few cosmetic details and minor interior updates. Not only are the visual cues thoroughly impressive but Volkswagen’s engineers have boosted the pair’s mechanical prowess as well.

The front fascia of the Scirocco is modified with aerodynamic blades embedded in the sides of the new and lower slung bumper. This hot hatch has always been made to look well contoured and provide a wide, low stance, which screams for it to be driven. The new bi-xenon headlights accentuate the bumper and provide a much brighter vision for the anticipated midnight drives on winding roads.

The external characteristics of the new Volkswagen Scirocco include its newly designed front and rear sections with redesigned H7 or bi-xenon headlights and LED rear lights. The rear and now swivelling VW logo was designed as a handle for opening the boot lid. The interior is equipped with sport seats and a leather sport steering wheel as standard, while the sports car also features new materials and colours. New technical features include the Dynaudio Excite sound system developed specifically for the Scirocco and the park steering assistant (ParkAssist). Also new on board as standard are auxiliary instruments (charge pressure, chronometer, engine oil temperature) which pay tribute to the original Scirocco.

Two new models will debut in the form of the Scirocco and Scirocco R. The base Scirocco gets the same 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder engine that produces 123 hp, while the 2.0-liter TSI in the Scirocco R now produces a monstrous 273 hp. That’s 15 hp up on the previous Scirocco R. Falling between those two engines is a range of five more TSI and TDI 2.0-liters in various states of tune. Volkswagen also claims the entire engine range is up to 19 percent more economical.

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