Eco brand to be extended across range

Volkswagen is considering an ultra-efficient Bluemotion version of the Scirocco.

The eco brand will be extended to a number of new models over the next few years and the Scirocco would be the first application on a car with sporting credentials.

Also being lined up for eco treatment are the Passat CC and Tiguan SUV.

Changes to the Scirocco are expected to include the fitment of a small diesel engine, possibly the 104bhp 1.6 TDI from the Golf Bluemotion, aerodynamic tweaks, low resistance tyres and different gear ratios.

These alterations would help to improve economy, emissions and reduce road tax.

A Scirocco Bluemotion is “being looked into” and will join a raft of new eco models, a VW source told Autocar.

Ollie Stallwood

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