Volkswagen Scirocco Gets New Engines

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Volkswagen has updated its Scirocco range in South Africa, which now includes two new engines.

New Engines for Scirocco

The Scirocco range now features a 132 kW 2.0-litre TSI engine that replaces the outgoing 118 kW 1.4-litre TSI engine. The 162 kW 2.0-litre TSI that does service in the Golf GTI replaces the 155 kW 2.0-litre TSI and this derivative takes the form of the Scirocco GTS.

The 132 kW 2.0 TSI version offers 280 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. 0-100kph is completed in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 227kph. Fuel consumption for this derivative is rated at 6.1L/100km.

The 162 kW 2.0-litre TSI Scirocco GTS comes fitted with a 6-speed DSG transmission and the 0-100kph sprint will take 6.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 246kph. Fuel consumption for the Scirocco GTS is rated at 6.4L/100km.

Scirocco GTS Exterior Detail

The Scirocco GTS rides on new 18-inch ‘Norwich’ alloy wheels as standard and is also fitted with R-style bumpers, custom side sill extensions, a roof spoiler and a diffuser from the R-Line package.  The mirror caps are in black and the sporty GTS decal is available as an option which, includes two red stripes (black if exterior colour is ‘Flash Red’) that runs over the bonnet, roof and boot. The Scirocco GTS also features 3D logos on the radiator grille and on the tailgate. Customers have the choice between six colours including Deep Black, Indium Grey, Urano Grey, Pure White, Oryx White and Flash Red.

Interior Detail

The interior is a combination of black and red in colour and features include:
  • Black headliner,
  • Inlays in ‘Piano Black Lacquer’ in the centre console and on the dashboard,
  • GTS badges on the sill panel mouldings,
  • Sports steering wheel with red seams and the lower spoke finished in ‘Black Piano Lacquer’ (with the GTS logo),
  • Stainless steel pedals,
  • Red decorative stitching,
  • GTS package includes golf ball gear knob,
  • Chrome trim package (for the wing mirror and electric window switches)
  • Air vents and inside door handles in ‘Black Piano Lacquer’
  • Contrasting red seams for the safety belts, the handbrake lever, the gear lever gaiter, the central armrest and the floor mats.
In terms of infotainment, the Scirocco GTS features the Composition Media infotainment system fitted as standard. The system utilises a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen which incorporates Bluetooth, audio streaming, proximity sensor, CD player, USB, MP3 functionality, auxiliary port and SD-card slot.

Optional Features

The Volkswagen Scirocco GTS can also be had with a range of optional extras which include a panoramic tilt sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, high beam light assist, Keyless Entry, Rear Assist – Rear View camera, Adaptive Chassis Control, Park Distance Control (PDC), Discover Media Navigation System, DynAudio 400W Excite sound system with subwoofer and 19-inch Lugano alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Scirocco Price in South Africa

2.0 TSI Scirocco Highline 132 kW Manual - R369 900

2.0 TSI Scirocco GTS 162 kW DSG - R439 000

2.0 TSI Scirocco R 188 kW DSG - R494 200

All prices include a 5-year/90 000km Service Plan, 3-year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Intervals are set at 15 000km.