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Volkswagen Scirocco

 What is it?
Probably the most distinctive member of the Volkswagen lineup with its squashed-down roof,
wide hips and “squinty” front-end it looks sleek and sporty. The Scirocco is a cross between a
coupe and a hatchback and offers a combination of style and practicality.

What is it like inside?
The interior is airy and light with a super feeling of spaciousness. Considering the type of car,
there is a reasonably wide boot aperture which opens up to give 292 litres of luggage space.

What is it like to drive?
Given that the Scirocco is a VW Golf GTi in a slightly sharper set of clothes it’s good dynamics
are no surprise and are aided by a range of powerful yet efficient petrol and diesel engines.
The key model gets the 2.0-litre TSI four-cylinder engine developing 148 kW that found
fame in the Golf GTI.

What is it likely to cost?
The model ranges in price from €24,995 to €38,065 while fuel consumption averages
between 5.1 litres and 7.4 litres per 100 km.

Overall
The Scirocco combines power, performance, handling and the fun factor making it an
outstanding sports car.

Volkswagen Scirocco
Engine size: 1.4, 2.0 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.25 x 1.81 x 1.40
Fuel Economy: 5.1 – 7.4 l/100 km
Performance: 90 – 155kW(0-100 kph 6.9 -9.7 seconds)
Emissions (motor tax): 127 -172 (€225 – €330)
Boot Capacity Seats up (seats down): 312(1006)
Doors: 3 doors
Euro NCAP: – Overall: 5

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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