Volkswagen has added a new entry-level engine to its Scirocco coupé line-up, and introduced a new styling pack for the range-topping Scirocco GT.
Available to order from 4 January, the newest is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI 122 turbo petrol engine. Producing 120bhp and 147lb ft of torque (pulling power), the baby Scirocco can sprint from 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph.
Despite this sprightly performance, the small size of its engine means it returns a claimed fuel economy of 44.1mpg, while emitting a low 146g/km of CO2.
Scirocco 1.4 TSI spec
It also becomes the first Scirocco in the UK to be offered without Adaptive Chassis Control as standard. This gives adjustment over suspension, steering and throttle response, and is available as a £765 option.
The new Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122 costs from £18,860 – making it £1,800 cheaper than the previous base model.
Lugano Black styling for Scirocco GT
Meanwhile, Volkswagen is now offering a Lugano Black styling pack for the Scirocco GT model. This comprises 10-spoke 19-inch Lugano alloy wheels finished in gloss black, plus additional Piano Black trim inserts throughout the cabin. It costs £960.
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