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Revised Volkswagen Scirocco has 19 per cent better fuel economy

volkswagen sciroccoThe Volkswagen Scirocco has been restyled, and it also features a range of new engines that offer up to 280 PS yet also promise fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19 per cent.

Externally, the Scirocco’s shape has been modernised with new headlights and tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling.

Under the bonnet are six new tubocharged direct-injection petrol and diesel engines, all of which meet EU6 emissions standards and return up to 68.9mpg.

The petrol range consists of a 1.4-litre petrol with 125 PS (was 122), a new 2.0-litre 180 PS unit which replaces the previous 1.4-litre 160 PS unit. Despite the increase in capacity and power, it’s more economical than the unit it replaces.

The previous 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS has been replaced with a 220 PS unit that is also 19 per cent more fuel efficient. The new Scirocco R uses a 2.0-litre unit producing 280 PS: 15 PS more than before.

Two diesel engines will be offered, both 2.0-litre units, with either 150 PS or 184 PS, and economy of up to 68.9 mpg. Depending on power output, both petrol and diesel engines come with a choice of six-speed manual and six- or seven-speed DSG gearboxes.

The Scirocco opens for ordering in the UK in May, with first deliveries expected in September.

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