2014 Volkswagen Scirocco pricing revealed
* Volkswagen reveals the price for the face-lifted Scirocco * Revised car available to order now, first deliveries start in October * Starts at 20,455...
The face-lifted Volkswagen Scirocco is available to order now, with prices confirmed as starting at £20,455.
What is it?
The revised Scirocco was revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. The visual changes are minor, consisting of new headlights and taillights, and new bumpers.
It also gets a new range of engines and an updated interior, with new-look dials and a new auxiliary instrument cluster above the centre console.
What engines can I choose from?
There are six engines to choose from – four petrols and two diesels.
The entry-level model gets a revised version of the 1.4-litre TSI engine, which gets a slight power boost to 123bhp. A 178bhp 2.0-litre petrol replaces the more powerful 1.4-litre engine, although VW says that it is more efficient than the old engine, with emissions as low as 139g/km and economy up to 47.1mpg.
A new 217bhp 2.0-litre unit replaces the outgoing 207bhp unit, and improves fuel efficiency by 19% to 47.1mpg. Emissions are also 139g/km.
The range-topping R version has also been revised, getting a power boost from 261bhp to 276bhp.
There are also two diesel engines. They are both 2.0-litre units, and one offers 148bhp and the other 181bhp. They are the most efficient in the range, with emissions as low as 109g/km. A DSG gearbox is also offered, which increases emissions by around 10g/km on all models.
How much equipment does it come with?
There are four trim levels - Scirocco, GT, R-Line and R. The basic model comes with a touch-screen infotainment system with DAB digital radio and iPod and USB connections, automatic lights and wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, height-adjustable sports seats and a leather-covered steering wheel.
GT trim adds satellite-navigation, tinted windows, 18-inch alloys, front and rear parking sensors and front foglights. It also gets visual upgrades, including aluminium-look pedals and Alcantara upholstery.
R-Line adds 19-inch alloys restyled bumpers and side skirts, R-Line scuff plates, carbon-look dash inserts and heated, leather and electronically adjustable seats.
The range-topping R gets a bespoke body kit, chrome-look door mirrors, bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch alloys, sports seats, lowered suspension and dynamic chassis control.
How much will it cost?
Pricing starts at £20,455 for the 1.4-litre engine with the manual gearbox, and goes up to £33,795 for the R with the DSG automatic gearbox.
The 2.0-litre diesel starts at £23,175.
Can I get a discount?
The pre-face-lift version of the Scirocco enjoyed Target Price discounts of between £1500 and £2200, so we'd expect that to continue.
We've also already found deals on internet broker sites, with Orangewheels.co.uk offering almost £3900 off the 2.0 TSI 180 Bluemotion Tech model, bringing down the price to £18,604.
How good are its rivals?
The Scirocco is surrounded by a host of very good rivals, such as the Seat Leon SC. The 1.4-litre TSI engine in FR trim is the pick of the Leon's range – it is good to drive, nippy and still decently practical.
If you are considering a Scirocco R, then the BMW 435i will also be worth considering. It's entertainingly fast, and is a car that is just as happy on a B-road and a long motorway slog. It is our reigning Coupe of the Year.
Another, more unknown entity is the new Audi TT. We have yet to try the new car, but if it is anything like the old model, then it will be a very strong rival to all of these cars.