Brian Joss –
The Scirocco model range has been given a power upgrade with two new engines. The entry level, 1.4 TSI 118 kW has been replaced by the 2.0 TSI 132 kW engine and the 2.0 TSI 155 kW is fitted with the new Golf GTI 2.0 TSI engine that delivers 162 kW. The latter also gets the exclusive GTS interior and exterior trim.
The 2.0 TSI with 132 kW is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. Its maximum torque of 280Nm is delivered from 1,250rpm. The top speed is 227km/h and 0-100 km/h sprint is achieved in 7.4 seconds. The average fuel consumption is 6.1 litres per 100km.
The 2.0 TSI Scirocco GTS with 162 kW is mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission which accelerate it to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 246 km/h. The combined fuel consumption is economical at 6.4 l/100 km, Volkswagen said.
The original Scirocco GTS coupé was launched in 1982 and was based on the Golf GTI both technically and visually. It was recognisable by a strikingly designed GTS stripe, which ran all round the silhouette of the car just above the sill, its distinctive sport seats and a gear knob in golf ball design. The GTI had the same sport seats, with different upholstery, ) and the golf ball gear knob. These interior features have been re-introduced in the new Scirocco GTS.
The Scirocco GTS is equipped as standard with new 18-inch “Norwich” alloy wheels. In addition, the Scirocco GTS comes with the exterior elements of the R-Line package, which includes distinctive R-style bumpers (at the front with integrated fog lamps and glossy black radiator and air inlet grilles), custom side sill extensions, a roof spoiler (also R-style) and a diffuser. The wing mirror caps are painted in stylish black and, similar to its predecessor, the ’82 Scirocco GTS, the new model can be ordered with a sporty GTS decal for the body as an option. This option features two decorative red stripes that run centrally from the bonnet over the roof and the boot (if the car is painted in “Flash Red” the stripes are black). The new Scirocco is also enhanced by 3D GTS logos in the radiator grille and on the tailgate. The Scirocco GTS can be ordered in six colours: Deep Black, Indium Grey, Urano Grey, Pure White, Oryx White and Flash Red.
The interior of the Scirocco GTS is also customised and is dominated by the sporty colours, black and red. The customisation includes decorative inlays in “Piano Black Lacquer ” in the centre console and the applications on the dashboard, pedals in stainless steel and seat covers with centre panels made of a new material (with the GTS logo at the top of the backrest) and red decorative stitching, among design changes.. The infotainment system, which is available for the first time , is a standard feature in the Scirocco GTS.
The Scirocco GTS can be ordered with optional features such as panoramic tilt sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, high beam light assist, KESSY 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.
Prices (VAT and emissions tax included) are: 2.0 TSI Scirocco Highline 132 kW Manual: R369 900; 2.0 TSI Scirocco GTS 162 kW DSG: R439 000 and the 2.0 TSI Scirocco R 188 kW DSG: R494 200.