From £18,860 - £800 less than current lowest-priced model
23 December 2009

A new entry-level Volkswagen Scirocco will go on sale next year priced from £18,860 - £800 less than the current lowest-price model.

The new car will be powered by a 121bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine, in contrast to the current entry-level model, which has a 158bhp engine.

The new model’s 0-62mph time of 9.7 seconds is almost two seconds slower than the more powerful car’s, but its CO2 emissions of 146g/km make it the cleanest petrol-engined model in the Scirocco range.

The 121bhp car also returns 44.1mpg – better than the 158bhp car’s 42.8mpg with the same six-speed manual gearbox.

Standard equipment includes a six-CD autochanger, air-conditioning and 17-inch alloy wheels. Safety features include stability control and six airbags.

Adaptive Chassis Control, which tailors the car's suspension to suit different road conditions, is a £765 option.

Volkswagen has also announced a new optional styling pack for GT models. The £950 Lugano Black package includes 19-inch alloys finished in gloss black as well as extra Piano Black inserts in the cabin.

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23 December 2009

Good addition to the range, but its a shame its price is higher than the 2008 list price for the 160 TSI.

23 December 2009

£18k for 120bhp??? No thanks. Anybody that pays that must be desperate to own a Scirocco

23 December 2009

as anyone else noticed that from the side, it looks like a 1992 honda civic

23 December 2009

This price is after the VAT increase, the same increase that will put the 160hp version to £20087 OTR. That's means this new base model is over £1200 cheaper - quite a good saving on a company lease price for a user/chooser pushing their budget.

23 December 2009

[quote Dimebar]£18k for 120bhp??? No thanks. Anybody that pays that must be desperate to own a Scirocco[/quote]

£17,495 for a Ford Focus? How desperate now?

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23 December 2009

The 120bhp doesn't bother me, but I would have expected this car to be about 16k-17k

23 December 2009

[quote drivenfromtherearplease]

[quote Dimebar]£18k for 120bhp??? No thanks. Anybody that pays that must be desperate to own a Scirocco[/quote]

£17,495 for a Ford Focus? How desperate now?

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For reasons that I won't bore you with I had to look up the list price of a Focus 1.6tdci Zetec estate recently. It's £21k. This scirocco is a bargain.

23 December 2009

[quote superstevie]The 120bhp doesn't bother me, but I would have expected this car to be about 16k-17k[/quote]

Well to spec up a Golf SE 3 door 122 to the same spec as a base Scirocco (17" wheels, leather wheel, RCD510) takes £18207 after the VAT increase, so the extra £400 ish for the Scirocco is money well spent as I presume the residuals will be improved.

23 December 2009

[quote Abarthuk.com]

[quote superstevie]The 120bhp doesn't bother me, but I would have expected this car to be about 16k-17k[/quote]

Well to spec up a Golf SE 3 door 122 to the same spec as a base Scirocco (17" wheels, leather wheel, RCD510) takes £18207 after the VAT increase, so the extra £400 ish for the Scirocco is money well spent as I presume the residuals will be improved.

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Exactly. The 122 Scirocco will sell well and for a lot of people will make a lot of sense.

23 December 2009

That new honda crv has 120bhp, how much was that again? near £18k i think. This could be VW making sure they have some parity with other brands,

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