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Scirocco heads to UK in September

The production version of the VW Scirocco
VW Iroc concept shown at the Paris Motor Show 2006

Volkswagen’s new Scirooco will go on sale in the UK in September but order books will open in June.

The production version of the new coupe hatchback is being shown at the Geneva Motor Show today and closely resembles the Iroc concept shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2006.

The new Scirocco features four, individual sculpted seats finished in a choice of either cloth or leather. All models will feature adaptive chassis control offering three driver-selected settings – comfort, normal and sport. The system’s influence extends to the steering system: should ‘sport’ be selected the steering firms up to provide more feel while ‘comfort’ mode makes the steering lighter and easier to operate at low speeds or around town.

The Scirocco will be launched in the UK fitted with a 2.0-litre T-FSI four-cylinder engine developing 198bhp and mated to a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes. A range of TSI and common rail TDI engines will also be offered linked to six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG gearboxes, from the end of the year.

Full UK specification and pricing will be announced in June when the car will be opened for ordering, prior to the first UK deliveries in September. Prices for the launch model are expected to start at around £20,000.

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