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Volkswagen Scirocco and eco-tech at Geneva

Published: 28 February 2008

Volkswagen will show off the new Scirocco and a Golf TDI Hybrid concept at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show next week. The Scirocco will come with four engines, in TDI and TSI forms, ranging from a 1.4 TSI (120bhp) to a 2.0T (197bhp). Adaptive chassis control will also be available, and prices are expected to be slightly more than the equivalent three-door Golf.

CAR Online will bring you the first pictures of the Scirocco on Monday night, but until then you’ll have to make do with details of VW’s eco-friendly announcements. The company went green with envy at the 2007 Frankfurt show when Mercedes rolled out 19 fuel efficient cars. Now it’s VW’s turn to prove it’s a friend of Mother Nature.

The VW Golf Hybrid

The Golf TDI Hybrid concept is claimed to achieve a staggering 83.1mpg. It can run on electric power only, while a seven-speed DSG gearbox is tuned for better fuel consumption and emissions. Don’t expect to see the system in this generation of Golf, though: the Mk5 Golf will become Mk6 at the Paris Motor Show later in 2008.

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What else will Volskwagen show off?

Also on display will be a 148bhp Passat Estate TSI EcoFuel which runs on natural gas. The gas-fuelled TSI engine will reach production before the end of 2008, in both Passat saloon and estate forms.

VW will also show a Bluemotion version of its Sharan MPV. The 13-year-old car will apparently achieve 45.6mpg, hardly stunning when the regular 1.9-litre diesel will do 43.5mpg. The Sharan Bluemotion is, however, based on the 2.0-litre TDI, and betters that car's 42.8mpg and CO2 emissions (177g/km to 159g/km).

There will also be a Golf Estate 4Moition with four-wheel drive at Geneva, and the Passat CC will also make its European debut.

CAR Online will be reporting live from the Geneva Motor Show all next week, so make sure you check make each day for the latest news and new metal

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy

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