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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
Still looks good, great handling, strong engines
Awkward boot access, not in its first flush of youth