At the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, a sleek new Volkswagen hatchback coupe made its debut. Forty years and over a million sales later, the Volkswagen Scirocco is preparing to return to Geneva. Two new models will debut in the form of the Scirocco and Scirocco R.
The base Scirocco gets the same 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder engine that produces 123 hp, while the 2.0-liter TSI in the Scirocco R now produces 273 hp. Volkswagen also claims the entire engine range is up to 19 percent more economical.
Changes to the exterior are subtle, the front and rear sections have been restyled. The revised front bumper features aerodynamic ‘blades’ in the outer section, like those of the latest-generation Golf GTI, with integrated indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights. Xenon headlights and LED taillights are standard, while the bumper has been reshaped to appear lower and more purposeful. As on the Golf, the Volkswagen logo badge now has an additional purpose: functioning as a release handle.
Inside, the dashboard has been updated, with new-look dials and an auxiliary instrument cluster above the center console, consisting of chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges in which Volkswagen suggests is a tribute to the 1974 model.
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