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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Scirocco

Best in class
Overall verdict
Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.


Good-looking, well-built and well-sorted coupe with power and classless appeal


It's a Golf GTI underneath, rear space is compromised


What is it?

Some say it is an icon reborn. Others, that it is Volkswagen shamelessly pillaging its back catalogue. A couple even postulate it is simply a Golf GTI in a little black dress.

Whatever. It’s ruddy good, is what it is. The Scirocco retains the funky spirit of the original but blends this with modern practicality and driving satisfaction. Indeed, Volkswagen has now enhanced this with the facelifted model, adding further polish to the package.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TSI BlueMotion Tech R 3dr DSG
5.5s 185g/km 35.8 280 £34,475
The cheapest
1.4 TSI BlueMotion Tech 3dr
9.3s 125g/km 52.3 125 £21,480
The greenest
2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech 3dr
8.6s 110g/km 67.3 150 £24,200
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