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Entry level Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122PS for 2010

Tue, 22 Dec 2009

The new, entry-level Scirocco - the VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122PS

The Volkswagen Scirocco is a cracking looking car. Yes, it’s just a Golf with party clothes, but it works so well. An indication of how well it works is the announcement by VW that they are bringing in a new, entry-level model for 2010 – The VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI 122PS.

VW have taken the 1.4 litre 122hp lump out of the Golf and dumped it in the Scirocco where it delivers up reasonable performance – 0-60mph in 9.5 seconds and 44.1mpg – together with the lowest emissions from a petrol engine in the range at 146g/km.

Due to go on sale in January 2010, the entry-level Scirocco will cost from £18,860 OTR, which is around £800 less than the current starting point for the 1.4 litre TSI 160hp. But the spec doesn’t really suffer with kit like CD and iPod connection, auto lights and wipers and AirCon as standard.

There is one small fly in the ointment, however. Despite being told that the Scirocco goes on sale in January 2010 it would seem that the ubiquitous nature of the new engine across the VW range will mean anything up to a five month wait for a new car as the engine is in such demand. Perhaps VW should have got their engine supply better sorted before launching the new Scirocco?

On a related note, VW has revealed a new styling package for the Scirocco GT – The Laguna Black Package – which adds Gloss Black, 19″ 10-Spoke alloys and Piano Black inserts inside for an extra £950.

By Cars UK