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A sporty coupe that easily seats three passengers
Now in its third generation, recent updates give you a sporty coupe that is good to drive with confident handling and precise steering. It retains the cool spirit of the original, but blends this with modern practicality and driving pleasure.
There are three engines. The more powerful diesel pulls away quickly, but even the lower-powered one is capable of smooth acceleration and feels at home on faster roads.
There are numerous ways to adjust the seat and steering wheel so it’s easy to settle into a comfortable driving position that makes you feel in control. With a newly redesigned instrument cluster and a set of good looking analogue dials mounted on top of the dash, the Scirocco feels like a high quality product , especially compared with other coupes in the class.
The range has four trim levels but even the entry-level car comes with generous standard equipment, with all the essentials including Bluetooth connection – allowing you to access all the controls on your phone without taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road, digital radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and a touchscreen display.
Unlike many coupes, the Scirroco isn’t simply a glorified two seater; it can happily carry three adult passengers, although the two in the back shouldn’t expect quite the space they’d get in the rear of a saloon. The deep boot can hold a decent amount of luggage and with the rear seats folded back space is trebled; the hatch tailgate makes loading convenient.
Not only is the price competitive, but the VW Scirocco should hold its value well, so why not give one a spin?
In a nutshell
- Classy, well-equipped coupe
- Enjoyable to drive
- Relatively cheap to run
- Not the cheapest in its class
Did you know? The Scirocco takes its name from a powerful desert wind