Volkswagen has unveiled the an updated Scirocco for the 2014 model year, which sees a mild refresh in the powertrain and styling department.
Entering its sixth year for this generation, the Scirocco won’t see its next iteration for another three to four years, making this refresh a necessary one. The 2014 Scirocco will make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, showing off its new bi-xenon headlights with LED accents, a modified front bumper and tweaked grille, while the rear end gets new LED tail lights, rear bumper and trunk lid.
The German automaker has also upgraded the interior with better quality materials and trim selection while a new set of gauges have been added providing data on turbocharger pressure, oil temperature and chronometer. Minor changes include new center console vents, a flat-bottom leather steering wheel and GTI-like instrument gauges.
The entire Scirocco engine lineup sees minor increases in performance with the standard 1.4-liter TFSI now providing 123 hp while the trio of 2.0-liter TFSI engines now offer 178 hp, 217 hp and 276 hp in the Scirocco R. Diesel options come in the form 2.0-liter TDI engines, one with 148 hp and another with 181 hp. Standard is a six-speed manual transmission while an optional dual-clutch gearbox is available on all models except for the base 1.4 liter.
Volkswagen has no plans to offer the updated Scirocco in North America, though it’s believed the next-generation model is being planned for sale here.
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