2017 Volkswagen Scirocco

This year the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco is going to be updated and offered for the buyers. The car was already restyled and reshaped just a year ago and all the changes brought there were somewhat innovative for the brand. The latest version is going to take those pieces and just bring them in together in the updated version that we are getting here. Do not expect to see a completely restyled VW Scirocco model as it is not that, but we can certainly say that the update is going to do some good for the brand.

Some would say that the introduction of a Scirocco brand was just a rehash of some old VW cars and designs into one. There are ones which say that this is a way to bring back some innovation to the brand by pillaging the old ideas and bringing back to life some designs which were outdated and thrown away in the first place. But there are still some which are saying that we are experiencing a legendary car reborn again. But what essentially the Scirocco is is a Golf GTI model wrapped inside a better package.


The new version of the 2017 VW Scirocco will certainly inherit the funky spirit of the original cars. It also managed to blend it with the modernistic style of the car and brings in the practicality and also driving satisfaction which you would appreciate with this kind of a vehicle. The model has been facelifted and the offered packages polished, so we can see a much better car now. Based on the recently offered information and pictures we have  a prepared review which might get your attention.

2017 VW Scirocco Exterior Update

The exterior design for the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco is not going to be a departure from the last one that we had. There were talks of completely reshaping the car but it will still remain the same kind of a nifty and funky looking model with great driving ability and appeal as well. Saying that, this is a huge car already and is pretty long but heavy as well for the segment. It will still be able to pack in 4 passengers at once and we are getting the same kind of a setup, but this issue might be addressed for the future.


There were some talks which indicated a new and a lighter platform being offered for the Scirocco model. For now we can lay those thoughts to rest as this version is not a new genreation models nor will it updated the vehicle in that way. The performance rates and the fuel economuy are already acceptable so there is no need for one. Btu we can perhaps hope to get some changes for the future when a new platform might start to be used.

Interior Setup

The inside of the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco model is tightly nipped and presents a very good reworking for the inside. The interior has been fashioned in the manner where everything has been bolted together perfectly and it all falls to your hand tightly and closely. The driving position is the best and the driver actually has a great overview on the surrounding he is facing. Thee back seats do offer substantial space but the headroom is not so go and the visibility, it that is important, for the rear passengers is pretty bad.


As far as functionality is concerned, there are not holes. The Scirocco model has a very straightforward dashboard and it uses it to its advantage. The controls are laid out very well and the usability is very high. The dials are also pretty easy to read and the infotainment controls are also pretty good. Perhaps the only exception is the steering wheel which does have too many added buttons and with a car which already has plenty of them it does seem redundant to have them.

The VW Scirocco could also benefit from upgraded trims on the inside. The materials can be expanded and we hope that there are some more new pieces which could make the car more comfortable. There are some decent soft touch materials placed on the surface of the dash and the steering wheel but the lower part of the dash is made of some scratchy plastic materials that do not look good at all.

Powertrain Specifications and Ability


There are going to be three engine variants for the newest 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco model and also a diesel variant among them.  This is enough to help you with anything that you might need the car for. It brings us a base setup with a 1.4-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines and a  2.0-litre diesel variant. The starting offer provides 125 horsepower while the  2.0-litre turbocharged TSI gives us 180 horsepower the gasoline 2.0 liter is capable of making 220 horsepower and also accelerates to 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 153 mph. The fuel economy of this car is somewhat average and is pretty much comparable to what the competition brings.

Release Date and Price


The model is going to make its debut in Germany and you can see the 2017 Volkswagen Scirocco present first in its home market. the car is that way going to spread to its respective markets in Europe first. The US release has not been mentioned so far and it will take up some time for that to actually become a reality. The starting price of the car on the other hand is £21,040 as a base MSRP rate while the version with the 2.0 TSI GT engine will come to £24,945. The latter will perhaps be the most sold and popular version based in the specs and performance of the given engine.



Visitors search for:

2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue

Displayed at the latest North America International Auto Show, the 2016 VW CrossBlue model has shown everything new that the German automaker has to offer. In fact the concept that have presented is riddled with new ideas and brings lots of changes to the vehicle which is promised to be a starting point for the kind of technology utilized here. Volkswagen plans to expand their lineup for the future period and the aim is to do so by using the displayed technology.

The 2016 VW CrossBlue concept is something that has been built to survive an apocalypse. The newest SUV from Volkswagen is a beautiful model which immediately form the concept looks like a very good idea and displays all the necessary additions and changes one needs out of a car such as this one.

2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue rear view

What we are most excited about this car is the use of a highly sophisticated powertrain which combines a a diesel engine, a hybrid system, and electric motors, making this model perhaps the care of the future. Yet there are a lot of things that still need to be worked out and a lot of kinks that one needs to set. Yet the CrossBlue is still presented as a concept model and will go through many changes until its final production version. All in all, where is what we were able to find out about the current care and are giving it all for you to revise it in the review.

Exterior concept

The newest 2016 VW CrossBlue model looks pretty big and masculine. Its dimensions are measured at 196.3 inches long, 79.3 inches wide and 68.2 inches tall. The model also comes immediately with a  CrossBlue Glass Flake finish, which is the staple of the car. This model promises an imposing ride and it is all due to its enormous proportions. The model has quite a long hood but they do not add this in order to enhance the looks of the car, it is a necessary which the model needs in order to house the different types of powertrain options one can place in it. There are integrated air inlets on the hood as well which are going to guarantee better cooling for the drivetrain,

2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue front view

There is a long roof line  which has a short front and with the added overhands it makes for a great new look for this SUV model. The character lines also add a dose of aggression for the car and make it stylish at the same time. The model uses some horizontal lines to update the lights of the car which we can see on the front and the back end equally well. The front side also comes with a radiator grille that was made with the use of two solid aluminum struts, which extend into the headlights.

The rear end of the VW CrossBlue model has three-dimensionally sculpted LED taillights which also have aluminum elements. The E-design has a great styling perspective for the car and with the aluminum accents in the rear it makes a perfect kind of a balance for the model.

Interior design

What the newest 2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue promises to give us is a very spacious interior with more than a lot of comfort. The car comes with either six or an additional seventh seat, with teh rear one slightly elevated. There is enough headroom for all of the passengers and more than enough legroom also. A great added element is the addition of 11.8 cubic-feet worth of cargo capacity  giving the people an option to haul whatever they desire or different kinds of loads inside. You can expand on that by folding the third row of seats which is going to add 28.67 cubic-feet of cargo and 54.60 inches of length.

2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue interior

The space is not the only thing that accounts for the comfort of the VW CrossBlue concept, the interior is riddled with a leather inside that you are able to see in various spaces of the car. Besides the added leather we also get some wood finishes  which are accented with dark-stained banana-tree wood. This is going to combine quite well with the dark “Marble Grey” leather which you get with the two-part center armrest  while the leather trim pieces are made from  “St. Tropez” – light-beige.

Powertrain innovations

The powertrain of the 2016 VW CrossBlue has quite and interesting aspect and design to it. It is going to combine  two engine components that are made by Volkswagen, the TDI and E-motor. The TDI diesel engine  utilized in the concept is going to produce 190 horsepower  and will be combined with a six-speed DSG transmission. It is also going to be combined with a lithium-ion battery in the center tunnel and a E-motor with 40 kW in the front and a E-motor with 85 kW in the rear. This idea came with the Cross Coupe concept which was firstly made and gave rise to this kind of a concept.

2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue engine

The specs for the 2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue satate that it can accelerate to 0-60 mph in just 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 127 mph by achieving an estimated 89 MPGe in the four-wheel-drive. By using pure-diesel operation it makes 35 MPG combined for city and highway driving  as its fuel economy rates state. The torque number for the TDI  comes to 400 Nm (295 pound-feet)  while the E-motors contribute with an added 180 Nm (132 pound-feet) in the front and 270 Nm (199 pound-feet) in the rear. This makes a total of 700 Nm (516 pound-feet) of torque.

Release date and price

The 2016 Volkswagen CrossBlue modle is still in its developing stages and is considered as a concept model still so the release date is a bit hard to predict. There are still no official information about it but if things go well, we might be able to see the car already produced and prepared next year which is going to pit the release date somewhere in the midd-2017 or the later part of the same year. The starting price is predicted at $32,000 for now, but will surely rise once the additions are made and some other prospects are produced.

Visitors search for:

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid Release Date, MPG, Msrp, Price – For this year’s VW Touareg, the entire line-up enjoys subtle styling changes and now gains the xenon headlamps and LED configured taillights. The automobile giant has also added a new suite of standard and available driver-centric safety features, which will now include lane keeping warnings, blind spot monitor, brake intervention and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

It is a well-known fact that little is known outside the automotive industry about the history of the Touareg which is a combination of efforts between Porsche and Audi. In fact, it shares a whopping two out of three engines with the highly regarded Porsche Cayenne. So, you should think of the mid-size Touareg as a bargain.

The Touareg makes a comfortable seating of five people and who it guarantees cosiness and creature comfort. This year’s interior and exterior restyling will enhance its stance on luxury and elegance, while the luxury SUV has upped its standard features for the new 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid.

Across its models, the Volkswagen Touareg will come with very efficient V6 engine which will be offered as an AWD or the high performance hybrid powertrain that blends in the V6 and an electric motor.

VW Touareg 2015 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Hybrid model is a powerful engine unmatched by none in the entire line-up. It will feature a supercharged 3L gasoline V6 engine which will be mated to an electric motor.

The aforesaid combination will crank out a whopping 428 pounds of torque and 380 horsepower. Here at ‘all about cars’ road testing, the Hybrid was able to sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.8 sec.

With such an acceleration, the Touareg Hybrid is undeniably the king in the SUV’s segment regardless of the drivetrain. The Touareg can also cruise at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour on electric power alone. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through the 8-speed auto.

Exterior Design & Trim Levels – Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid 2015

As already mentioned, the new vehicle is a mid-size 5-passenger luxury Sports Utility Vehicle that is going to be offered in several trim levels which will include the base Sport, Sport with Technology, Lux, Executive, and Hybrid trims.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid front
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid front

All of the said trims will be offered in either a diesel V6 engine or a gasoline VR6 powerplant. The Sport will come with some of these features; 18” wheels, automatic wipers, adaptive xenon headlights, roof rails, a power liftgate, foglights, cruise control, a manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel, etc.

The Sport and Technology trim will debut donning the following features; keyless entry, navigation system, blind sport monitoring, a trailer hitch and a standard 8” colour touchscreen.

The Lux model will come with some of these features; front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, a panoramic roof, leather upholstery, power folding exterior mirrors, driver memory functions, front seat lumbar adjustment, etc.

For the Executive trim, expect all of Lux’s features, but adds 20” wheels, upgraded trim, a top view parking display, heated rear seats, a premium speaker Dynaudio sound system and rear sunshades.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid  back
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid back

On the other hand, the hybrid, which is our main focus, will come with the most expensive price tag in the whole line-up. The hybrid will pack all the features present in the Executive trim, but will add the Driver Assistance Package, Passenger seat memory and a power adjustable steering column.

Interior Photos of New 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

The interior of the brand new Touareg admittedly lacks the glamour and glitz of traditional luxury brand Sport Utility Vehicle, nevertheless there is a strong vibe of high quality craftsmanship.

The materials used in its interior are sure pleasing and have a rich-feeling to the discerning eye, especially the wood and new chrome accents. The refreshed buttons and knobs move with robust precision while the ambience of the LED lighting dons its interior.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid interior
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid interior

If so equipped, the Driver Assistance Package allows conspicuous illustration and graphic display. And despite the Touareg not giving you a fancy infotainment system, it still gives you a standard touchscreen interface that has sharp graphics and large screen.

The cargo volume comes as 32.1 cubic feet while it can be increased to up to 64 cubic feet with 60/40 split rear setbacks. Another interesting thing is that the cargo space remains unaffected by the Hybrid’s model’s battery pack, which isn’t an obvious case in hybrids.

Price & Release Date of 2015 VW Touareg Hybrid

The brand new VW Touareg Hybrid 2015 will come with an msrp price tag of around 63,510 USD. There are news alleging that the new Hybrid might not reach our shores by the fall of this year. We however expect the new Vehicle to debut not later than the first quarter of next year.

2015 VW Touareg Hybrid release date
2015 VW Touareg Hybrid release date

Visitors search for: