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2014-02-18 09:40

FACELIFTED VW STUNNER: Volkswagen’s facelifted Scirocco will arrive in South Africa the third quarter of 2014. Image: Volkswagen

• Restyled Scirocco headed for Geneva auto show
• New range of engines
• Revised exterior and refined interior

Volkswagen has spruced its Scirocco with a facelift and new engines for the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.

According to VWSA, the facelifted Scirocco will arrive on local shores later in 2014.

The Scirocco’s stylish shape has been refined and with new headl and rear lights, as well as revised bumper styling. The front bumper features aerodynamic “blades” derived from the current Golf GTI, with integrated indicators, daytime running lights and fog lights.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R

On models fitted with the optional bi-xenons, the daytime LEDs are mounted within the main headlights. At the rear, all Scirocco models will have LEDs and the bumper has been reshaped to appear lower.
The range-topping Scirocco R has sporty bumpers and 18" alloys borrowed from the Golf R. The rest of the range also receives new alloys designs, including the option of the ‘Talladega’ alloy previously reserved for the “R”.


Under the bonnet is a choice of six new tubocharged direct-injection petrol and diesel engines.

The performance range of the four TSI (turbo direct fuel injection engines) extends from 92kW, 132kW and 162kW up to the new 206kW powered engine of the Scirocco R. Also, the 2.0 TSI is new in the coupé line-up, replacing the 118kW 1.4 TSI in Europe.

The adapted 2.0 TSI from the Golf is also new in the coupe though with a reduction in consumption of 1.4 litres /100km compared to its predecessor.

The two Scirocco TDIs now achieve 110kW and 135kW with fuel consumptions of 4.1 litres/100km or 4.3 litres/100km. The reduction in consumption compared to the predecessor's less powerful engines is 0.8 litres / 100 km for both TDIs.

A summary of the engines: all units mated to a six-speed manual

1.4 TSI 92 kW (5.4-litres/100km, 125 g/km CO2)
2.0 TSI 132kW (6.0-litres/100km, 139 g/km CO2)
2.0 TSI 162 kW (6.0-litres/100km,139 g/km CO2)
2.0 TSI 206 kW (8.0-litres/100km,187 g/km CO2)
2.0 TDI 110 kW (4.1-litres/100km, 107 g/km CO2)
2.0 TDI 135 kW (4.3-litres/100km, 111 g/km CO2)

Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console, consisting of chronometer, pressure and oil temperature gauges – a tribute to the 1974 model.

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