Press Release) To the Point: Scirocco
World premiere in Geneva: The
legendary Scirocco is back
Wolfsburg, Geneva, 03
March 2008 - Versatile and affordable: Scirocco is the sports car
for every day of the year
Dynamic and clear:
The design of the Scirocco a clue to the future at Volkswagen
fuel-efficient: Powerful 122 PS to 200 PS TDI and TSI engine
innovative: Sports car with adaptive chassis and 7-speed DSG
It is back: 34 years
after the world premiere of the first Scirocco at the Geneva Motor
Show, Volkswagen is now presenting the Scirocco of the new era in
the same venue. Now as before, the coup embodies the fascinating
strategy of putting a sports car on wheels that is fit for use every
day of the year at absolutely affordable prices. That is precisely
what the new Scirocco does: high-class technologies merge with low
costs of ownership, dynamic driving characteristics merge with a
high level of comfort, and a surprisingly spacious interior merges
with an uncompromisingly sporty design.
Volkswagen Chief Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn: In the Scirocco we
will be bringing the kind of sports car into the showroom that
people dream of. Yet it is a dream that an exceptionally large
number of car drivers will be able to afford despite all of the
high-end technologies we have implemented. The Scirocco will
already be entering the market across Europe in late summer, and
other countries will follow over the course of the next year.
Avant garde design of the Scirocco
A calling card of the
ambitious global concept is the new sports cars avant-garde design.
The fact being that the lines of the Scirocco study presented in
August 2006 have been transferred to the production car nearly
unchanged. This includes the long wagon/coup roof whose form here
is unique, and which pays tribute to the C-pillar design of the
first Scirocco, the cars athletic side profile, its distinctive
engine hood and the entire rear end with its extremely broad
shoulder sections. Only the design of the radiator grille has been
changed for a more stylish and timeless solution.
With a length of 4.26 meters, the Scirocco is on par with the Golf.
However, it is built significantly lower to the ground (1.40 meter)
and is nearly as wide as the Passat (1.81 meter). Four adults can be
seated with plenty of space inside. Once they are all aboard, the
Scirocco provides 292 liters of cargo capacity; when the two
seatbacks of the rear individual sport seats are folded down,
capacity increases to a considerable 755 liters. This contemporary
Scirocco demonstrates unfettered everyday utility, and it can be
clearly recommended as a sports car for every day of the year.
Avant-garde technology of the
Providing for ample
power on the Scirocco which comes with ESP and sport chassis as
standard equipment are four TDI and TSI engines, all of them
charged and therefore just as torque-strong as they are economical
and low in emissions. The three TSIs (gasoline direct-injection)
output 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. The
Sciroccos common rail engine (TDI) develops a power of 103 kW / 140
Further high-tech elements of the Scirocco: a 7-speed DSG and an
adaptive chassis control system. Meanwhile, a large panorama vent
sunroof extending from the A pillars to the B pillars provides
for plenty of light in the interior. At the press of a button the
transparent panorama roof is raised up to 39 millimeters. When the
sun is too intense, a sunshade may be moved into place. But that is
seldom likely to be necessary, since the glass of the panorama vent
roof reflects 99 percent of UV radiation, 97 percent of infrared
radiation (heat) and 80 percent of visible light.
The new Scirocco is one of the most attractive sports cars in the
world when it comes to pricing. Nonetheless, the standard equipment
package is super. Always there, for example, are 17-inch alloy
wheels, height adjustable driver and front passenger seats and
steering wheel, leather parking brake grip, sport seats, split
folding rear seats, power windows, air conditioning, ESP, braking
assistant, six airbags, speed-dependent power steering, and of
course a sport chassis.
All data and equipment contained in this press release apply to
models offered in Germany. They may differ in other countries. All
information is subject to change or correction.
TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of
Volkswagen AG or other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany
and other countries.