VW Scirocco Gets Facelift Before Geneva

By | February 18, 2014
Volkswagen will bring the next generation of the Scirocco coupe to the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, and the new model will be sporting updated styling along with a new range of engines. The car launches in Europe later this year. The new Scirocco will feature heavily redesigned front and rear fascias with redesigned bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights along with a new interior that offers sport seats, leather sport steering wheel, and new materials and color combinations. Under the hood, the 2014 Scirocco will feature a lineup of new gas and diesel engines, including four TSI engines that produce between 178 and 276 horsepower. For the first time, Volkswagen will be using the 1.4 TSI engine, which is more fuel-efficient than its predecessor. Also new, the automaker will be using the 2.0 TSI in the coupe lineup. The new diesel engines have also increased in fuel efficiency and power, producing 148 and 181 horsepower. The latest Scirocco model pays homage to past models with three auxiliary instruments that have been integrated above the center console, showing charge pressure, chronometer, and engine temperatures. The new model also uses influences from the Golf GTI, including the new tubular-look instrument cluster framed with aluminum accents, as well as the steering wheel design. We had the rare chance to drive the Scirocco in the U.S., and we liked it. We made a case for this car to be sold here, but as of now, there is no plan for a U.S. launch. Source: Volkswagen