Triple test: Veloster vs Astra GTC vs Scirocco
The claws are out, as we unleash three design-led, economical coupes in a catwalk dogfight…
Posted: 13 Apr 2012
Coupes have to look good, and the Scirocco oozes kerbside appeal. The proportions remain an effective eye-grabber, even four years into its life, and the detailing is subtle but beautiful. It looks expensive and makes you feel valuable. Inside, the dash is a bit dull, but the seats have an almost supercar look. What makes it so easy to love is that consistent VW characteristic: you settle behind the wheel, and everything seems just right, like it was built around you. Whatever your size or shape, you can find a driving position that's dead-on. And then you head off, and all the controls are proportionate and easy to manage. Only a total oaf would bunny-hop a VW. The whole package imbues a marvellous sense of well-being and - as a coupe should - self-worth.