VW Scirocco

VW Scirocco information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Volkswagen’s squashed hatchback. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Scirocco car range.

Background

The Scirocco name rides again, and it’s been applied to a good car, too: a hatch-cum-coupe that’s fast, forgiving and genuinely fun to drive. And unlike an Audi TT, those rear seats aren’t a token gesture. For more information on the VW Scirocco, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Compared with that eye-catching exterior, it’s a shame the interior’s so dull. No matter, though – you’re still going to enjoy spending time behind the wheel. The Scirocco really does handle well, and doesn’t suffer from a rock-hard ride either. Bear in mind that it’s a four-seater, not a five, and the boot’s not quite as big as you might imagine. Range topping R version is very quick indeed. A minor facelift in 2014 brought with it a revised engine range.

The one we’d buy

The R, though regular TSI models are lots of fun too

The one we’d avoid like the plague

2.0 TDI. Coupes and diesel shouldn’t mix 

Rivals to consider

Audi TT, BMW 2-series, Peugeot RCZ, VW Golf GTI

For

Still looks good, great handling, strong engines

Against

Awkward boot access, not in its first flush of youth

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