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Review: VW Scirocco

April 10, 2015

Today we’re bringing you your next fix of automotive updates – and this time it’s in the form of the sporty and stylish Volkswagen Scirocco. Although it faces competition from the likes of the Audi TT, this well-built ride has plenty to offer. In today’s VW Scirocco review, we’ll look at how this motor fares against its rivals – and we’ll even let you know exactly how you could get your hands on one. Let’s go.

VW Scirocco

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The Scirocco re-appeared on our roads in 2008 after a long absence, with the R version following in 2009. Although it’s based on the same platform as the Golf GTi, the VW Scirocco has both a lighter and more prominent presence on the road. The sloping roofline on this sexy compact coupe certainly helps to set it apart from the average VW.

Moving into the cabin, there’s plenty of space up front in the Scirocco and the adjustable seat means it should be no bother finding a comfortable driving position. Space in the back is more limited, meaning the rear passengers won’t enjoy quite the same level of comfort. The boot capacity may not be as generous as you get with a Golf but, once the rear seats are folded down, the 1,200 litres of space should be more than enough for your holiday luggage. The 2014 facelift added a welcome addition of an external boot handle, which had previously been missing from the Scirocco’s practical armoury.

Performance & Handling

When it comes to performance, the VW Scirocco is comfortable to drive and comes with an array of engines – although it’ll never be quite as fun as the BMW 1 Series. The entry-level 1.4 litre petrol offers a fuel economy of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 125g/km. The new VW Scirocco R comes with a 2.0 litre engine which puts out 276bhp and shoots from 0-62mph in a fantastic 5.5sec


Equipment in the Scirocco has always been impressive, with even the entry-level spec boasting 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and air-con as standard. Coming equipped with Sat Nav, parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and heated mirrors, it’s clear that the new Scirocco R doesn’t compromise on kit.

VW Scirocco Finance

VW Scirocco back

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While the new Scirocco R starts at £32,580, the entry-level spec comes in at just £20,735. If you fancy driving a slick Scirocco of your own but you don’t have the cash to secure the car, we can help. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we can arrange flexible lending, with payments that suit you – so check out our VW Scirocco finance options to find out more, or use our car finance calculator for an instant quote today.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.