The Volkswagen Scirocco is a rejuvenated vehicle that recently came back to life in 2008, to great success.

It’s now in the third generation and many experts find the car an outstanding purchase. We take a look at some of the cars best features of the latest model and why Volkswagen made a very wise move in reintroducing the Scirocco.

Looks

We start off with our favourite feature, the design of the Volkswagen Scirocco. The whole car has a brilliant angular and curvy exterior, making it really stand out. The huge 18inch alloys blend in well into the car with its wide body shape complimenting its sporty credentials.

Performance

It’s one of the best performing Volkswagen’s in the line-up and is sure to provide plenty of fun. All engines are strong, with the 2.0 litre 197bhp petrol version being particularly outstanding. The 2.0 diesel is also a splendid choice with it having plenty of pace off the mark. The weight of the Scirocco helps the car push at a rapid speed.

Handling

The Volkswagen Scirocco isn’t just fast but has terrific handling too. The car grips the road at high speed quite well, with the brakes slowing the car down smoothly to ensure comfort is kept to a maximum. You also get three different settings, which are normal, comfort or sport, each coming with their own type of handling that suit all drivers, depending on their taste.

Owning the car

Overall it must be said that the car offers brilliant running costs, especially considering its performance statistics. It has been stated the 1.4 TSI petrol can achieve around 42.2mpg, with the diesel version of the car achieving 55.4mpg emitting just 134g/km per year. Experts have tested the 2.0 Litre Scirocco too and have claimed an average fuel consumption of 37.2mpg with C02 emissions of 179g/km. There aren’t many other cars in its class that boast those kinds of statistics.

Conclusion

It has been one of the best selling Volkswagens in their line-up is sure to continue to prosper in the UK market. Reasonably priced too with a wonderfully styled interior, you don’t get much better sports hatchback. Over many attributes, the car is said to perform better than the Golf GTI. Considering all of this, the Volkswagen Scirocco is a great purchase that will provide plenty of excitement.