The VW Scirocco is a sleek coupe that competes with the likes of the Audi TT, BMW 2 Series Coupe, Renault Megane Coupe and Seat Leon SC. It’s pretty practical, thanks to its ability to seat four people with comparative ease, and won’t break the bank to run.
There’s a version to suit almost everyone, including a comparatively cheap 1.4-litre petrol and a tax-efficient 2.0-litre diesel that’s ideal for those looking for a company car with a bit of style. There’s even a high-performance R version with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, although it’s nowhere near as good to drive as an equivalent Audi TT or BMW 2 Series Coupe.
In fact, we’d stick to the middle of the Scirocco range. Private buyers should go for a GT version with a 2.0-litre petrol engine. The 1.4 petrol is perfectly acceptable, but the additional punch of the 2.0-litre engine better suits the Scirocco’s sporty looks – and there’s not a huge economy penalty to pay.
Company car drivers are best served by the 2.0-litre 150 diesel in GT trim. It has plenty of power, good fuel economy and the lowest CO2 emissions in the range.