Volkswagen has perfected the art of making small and compact cars. The 2017 VW Scirocco is no different. It hails from a long line of sporty compact coupes and is even similar in appearance to the highly successful Golf.
Though the Scirocco line tends to fly under the radar while the Golf basks in the spotlight, it really is a marvel of a compact sports coupe. The looks of this car take on a sporty look that does not look out of place on any street.
According to the VW website, the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco will be offered in 7 different variants. These different trims combine different features to offer an ideal package.
Apart from the modern and sporty look on the outside of the compact coupe, the inside reeks of quality craftmanship. Crack a window and take a peek.
You can also view: 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
Interior styling of the 2017 VW Scirocco
The cabin of the new 2017 Scirocco boasts an Alcantara finish. This is top of the line upholstery that is used instead of leather. This envelopes the driver and passengers in little sporty bubble of luxury.
The seats are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort of the four passengers that the Scirocco is capable of carrying.
The central hub and dash of the car are just on point. The placement of the chronometer, oil gauge and turbo pressure gauge on the top lends a very sports car quality to this coupe.
The rest of the gauges are well lit in a white glow that not only allows the driver to see well but also accentuates the elegance of the interior ambience.
The central hub comprises a composition media system. This has a 6.5 inch color touchscreen display. This displays the digital radio information as well as music that is playing. The system can sync with Android phones thus allowing one to compose messages and make calls.
Within this central hub is a competent navigation system that displays onto the screen. Maps appear as 2D or 3D, with the routes calculated as well.
The aesthetics of the 2017 VW Scirocco bowl you over before you use the keyless entry system to access the modern interior.
The new Volkswagen Scirocco is a VW Golf on steroids. The front of this car really makes a statement from the get go. Stylists from the German car maker really put their heads together to pull off a modern and aggressive look without using too many stark lines.
The hood is a simple but sleek affair that proudly displays the VW badge. The headlights, with lamps in each, are shaped in mean squinting style and it’s from these that the gritty character seeps into this otherwise clean look.
Designers have restyled the bumper, making it bolder and sportier. The fog lights look out from behind horizontal slats on the sides of the bumper. Taken together with the lines that make up the front air intake, these slats bring out more of that sporty quality that is central to the Scirocco’s aesthetics.
The side of the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco is as smooth as an chicken egg till it hulks out at the rear fender. This larger fender adds more of the sportiness that you have been hearing so much about so far.
The rear lights wrap around from the top of the fender to the back side of the car. The designers employed by the German auto manufacturer took their time with this part of the automobile. There are numerous molded accents on the rear door and bumper.
These, alongside the two exhaust pipes sticking out from below, write the final chapter on the elegant and sporty looks of this modern compact coupe. The sloping roof terminating into a spoiler, therefore, puts to bed this entire business of sleek, sporty and modern design.
Engine Specs of the 2017 VW Scirocco
The base trim of the 2017 Scirocco has within it a 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine with BlueMotion technology. This engine is capable of giving forth 125 horsepower at 5000 revs per minute. The torque comes in at 148 pound-feet at 1400 revs per minute.
The higher end trims make use of a 2.0 liter petrol TSI engine that also has BlueMotion technology. This higher capacity power unit churns out 180 horsepower at 4200 revs per minute. The torque counts in at 207 pound-feet at 1250 rpm.
There is an option for the trims to use a diesel engine. VW has installed a 2.0 liter TDI engine in these cars. This is capable of belting out 150 horsepower at 3500 rpm with torque of 251 pound-feet at 1750 rpm.
A 6 speed manual transmission gearbox or a 6 speed automatic direct shift gearbox is an option for any of the engines.
You might be interested in: 2015 VW Polo GTI Redesign
The specs below, particularly performance, are for the top end trims.
- Wheelbase: 2578mm
- Length: 4256mm
- Width: 1810mm
- Max Speed: Diesel 134 mph | Petrol 141 mph
- 0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds in petrol | 8.6 seconds in diesel
- Passenger volume: 4 passengers
- Storage volume: unknown
- Curb weight: 1780kg
- MPG (miles per gallon) for both city and highway: Diesel 67.3 mpg combined | Petrol 46.3 mpg combined
- Available exterior colors: Urano Gray, Flash Red, Pure White, Aztec, Dark Oak, Indium Gray, Night Blue, Reflex Silver, Rising Blue, Ultra Violet, Deep Black, Oryx White
- Towing capacity: N/A
Release date and Price
The 2017 VW Scirocco will be available before 2017 runs its full course. It will priced at a figure ranging from $25,500 to $30,000.