volkswagen_scirocco_2014__1_The new 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco has been released. The car is very popular here in the UK, with the new generation selling exceptionally well here since its release in 2008.

In fact the UK is the world’s second biggest market for the Scirocco, with China being the biggest. From it’s release in 2008 until the end of May 2014, the car has sold 36,940 units. Perhaps it’s biggest point is it’s unique standing in the car market is the category it fits into, with there being a lack of four seater coupes in the market.  At the moment the only real rival is the Toyota GT-86 and the Subaru BRZ.

The new release this year has been restyled with a new type of bumper, tailgate, front and rear lights being installed. The interior has also been restyled and updated. New interior options are now offered. An awesome turbo boost gauge, oil temperature display, a stopwatch have been included within. The steering wheel is a sports one, similar to the on in the Golf GTI. The trims available include the Scirocco, GT, R-Line and R.

The engines have been revised too. These include turbocharged petrol and diesel modes, which are a lot more powerful than the previous models, as well as using less fuel. Top speeds and acceleration have also been upgraded. All models apart from the top of the range R model contain Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology. This particular piece of technology helps keep the vehicle as economical as possible. Features of BlueMotion include brake energy recuperation as well as start stop technology.

All models will come with a six speed manual gearbox as a standard feature. A DSG twin clutch automatic transmission will be made available on all models apart from the base 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine.

The UK market prefer more diesel engine Sciroccos. 75 per cent of the models in the UK are diesel.  The fleet market has found the vehicle very useful, with the majority of diesel variants being snapped up by companies. The 2.0 TDI diesel, which is able to develop 148 BHP. This model offers a smooth ride, remaining quiet and relaxing.  The EU combined figure of 67.3 MPG will be difficult to match, whereas the official urban figure of 56.6 mpg seems more of a realistic target.   Top speed will reach 134 MPH with the TDI being able to reach 0 – 62 MPH. This particular model will cost £29,520.