Geneva 2014 Preview: New Volkswagen Scirocco will make world debut

Geneva 2014 Preview: New Volkswagen Scirocco will make world debut image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: VW Press | posted February 18, 2014 08:25

The new Scirocco boasts of new engines that are more powerful yet more fuel-efficient.

The new Scirocco and Scirocco R will be launched on the market in August

Volkswagen waxes nostalgic as it relives the launch of the all-new Scirocco in exactly the same place it was premiered to the world 40 years ago, the Geneva International Motor Show.

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The Scirocco, which has sold more than a million units worldwide, is back and better than ever before.  It comes with new engines: six turbo direct injection engines that meet EU 6 emissions standard and are up to 19 per cent more fuel-efficient.  Also, all Sciroccos with up to 162 kW / 220 PS will feature a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode. The power output of the four TSIs (petrol engines) and two TDIs (diesel engines) ranges from 92 kW / 125 PS to 206 kW / 280 PS in Europe.  More fuel-efficient and yet give more power as shown by the all-new Scirocco 2.0 TSI with 132 kW / 180 PS (previously 1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 PS) and the 280 PS Scirocco R (previously 195 kW / 265 PS).

On the outside the all-new Scirocco will feature newly-designed front and rear sections including redesigned bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights.  The rear logo now swivels as it acts as a handle for the trunk.

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Inside, the Scirocco has sport seats, leather sport steering wheel including new materials and colors.  It also features the new Dynaudio Excite sound system which was developed soley for the Scirocco and park steering assistant (ParkAssist).  Additional features that come standard are auxiliary instruments (charge pressure, chronometer, engine oil temperature) which is an homage to the original Scirocco.

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Below is a summary of the engines with their performance data, performance increases and consumption values (6-speed manual gearbox) is shown below:

1.4 TSI: 92 kW / 125 PS (+ 3 PS); 5.4 l/100 km / 125 g/km CO2.

2.0 TSI: 132 kW / 180 PS (+ 20 PS); 6.0 l/100 km / 139 g/km CO2.

2.0 TSI: 162 kW / 220 PS (+ 10 PS); 6.0 l/100 km / 139 g/km CO2.

2.0 TSI: 206 kW / 280 PS (+ 15 PS); 8.0 l/100 km / 187 g/km CO2.

2.0 TDI: 110 kW / 150 PS (+ 10 PS); 4.1 l/100 km / 107 g/km CO2.

2.0 TDI: 135 kW / 184 PS (+ 7 PS); 4.3 l/100 km / 111 g/km CO2.