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VW readies Scirocco

2006-10-16 09:44

New Volkswagen Scirocco to go on sale in 2008. (COPYRIGHT: Wheels24, Wayne Batty)

Although the concept car is pretty close to the real thing, we asked Wayne Batty to give us an artist impression of what the production version may look like.

And it is without doubt going to be a lean and mean machine. This stunning coupe will share its underpinnings with VW's Eos coupe-cabriolet.

The production model will have its launch at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.

Power will come from high-revving four-cylinder twincharger and V6 engines. A 125kW 2.0-litre diesel are also on the cards.

The Iroc's aggressive design will almost be unchanged in production guise but striking elaborate features of the concept such as the 20-inch alloys will be ditched.

As the sportiest Volkswagen the Scirocco won't be cheap either and pricing will probably be close to that of the new Audi TT, which means that it entry-level models will probably have a price tag of about R300 000.

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