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New 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R

Handling is neat and nimble, the gorgeous little coupe with all we threw at it. Photo

Ewan Kennedy road and reviews the new 2012 Volkswagen R with specs, fuel and rating.

Volkswagen have clever by introducing its Scirocco in full-on ‘R’ guise than offering a range begins with some powered versions.

Toyota’s price of $29,990 on its all-new 86 and the Hyundai Veloster at $23,990 turned the suddenly revived coupe market in Australia on its The Scirocco R’s price tag of (manual) and $49,990 (DSG) is high in comparison. And these don’t include government or delivery charges.

The Scirocco R comes with a audio system that has speakers, six-disc CD changer, MP3 with title display and Aux socket in the centre console.

The is virtually a Volkswagen Golf a sports coupe body. The R replaces the three-door Golf R the five-door Golf R is still as an alternative to those who need the of rear seats with access. Naturally rear space in the Scirocco isn’t as as that in the Golf, but it’s acceptable for children, and even for short to medium trips.

We the styling of the Scirocco, especially in R format. It’s distinctive being over the top and drew of attention from other and pedestrians during our road period. The front air dam and rear spoiler ensure aerodynamic of the car are maintained at speed or when are strong crosswinds.

Standard LED daytime running flanking the front air inlets and oval tailpipes tipped in and smoke tinted lights add a flavour to the Scirocco R’s Good looking 19-inch wheels with 235/35 R 19 are also standard fitment in the R.

Inside, the styling is as stand out as the The front sports seats use a named Kyalami after the African Grand Prix The instruments are in aluminium inserts and white backlighting and blue The leather bound three-spoke steering wheel has a flat

The Scirocco R hasn’t yet been tested by ANCAP but has active features that include stabilisation programme, anti-slip and an electronic differential lock.

Using a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the Scirocco R produces of power at 6000 rpm, and all the way from 2500 to 5000 It can be mated with either a manual or dual-clutch DSG automatic

Apart from not having drive, the Scirocco R and Golf R the same platform and engine. the Scirocco has the GTI’s electronic VW’s variable suspension that can be switched between ‘normal’ and ‘sport’, are standard in the hot

Our car came with the convenience of the but we couldn’t help but hanker the additional control offered by a After all this is a sports Volkswagen Scirocco coupe from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 with the manual gearbox, the fast shifts in the DSG trims to a neat 6.0 seconds.

Interestingly the Scirocco is about tenths of a second slower the Golf R in these acceleration That’s because of the use of all-wheel-drive in the thus killing wheelspin it even starts. At the other end of the scale slowing down can be more important than up. The VW Scirocco R has ventilated brake all round, these have painted black callipers.

is hauled off quickly and positively the slightest sign of brake up.


Volkswagen Scirocco

While performance is great in driving once the hot Scirocco is up to we found it painful in slow at times. The combination of a DSG that was slow on take-up and turbo lag the Volkswagen’s not-a-happy-chappy at times. is neat and nimble, with the little coupe coping all we threw at it, both during our road test, as well as on the icy we encountered at the vehicle’s launch in a few weeks back.

The hot variant just spent a week is a super machine that performance and enjoyment in spades. But your move on price, Mr

Volkswagen Scirocco R 2.0-litre

$47,490 (manual) and $49,990

Warranty: three years assist

Engine: 2.0-litre 188kW/330Nm

Weight: 1371kg

Transmission: manual or sports automatic clutch, front wheel

Thirst: 8.1l/100km, 192CO2

Volkswagen Scirocco
Volkswagen Scirocco
Volkswagen Scirocco
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