Entry-level Sciroccos come with a decent amount of kit, including 17-inch alloys, air-con, automatic lights and wipers, and Bluetooth connectivity. You get a decent media system, too, but if you want satellite navigation you’ll either have to pay extra for it or move up to GT trim.
We’d go for a GT version, because besides adding sat-nav, it comes with dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, 18in alloys and a host of interior upgrades that boost the Scirocco’s visual appeal.
Avoid the GTS, since it can’t really justify the premium it commands despite having a powerful engine and plenty of styling extras.
R-line cars have sportier styling, 19in wheels, leather upholstery and heated front seats, while range-topping R models get even sportier looks and xenon headlights.
It’s a shame that cruise control is a cost option on all versions, however, especially if you’re paying more for one of the upmarket trim levels.