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to bring back some innovation to the brand by pillaging the old ideas and bringing back to life some designs which were outdated and thrown away in the first place.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.
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.