|aka||Type aka here, not up there|
|Production||1974 - 1992|
2009 - present
|Body Style||2-door, 2+2/4-seat Hatchback|
|Length||150.5 in (3,823 mm)|
|Width||65.5 in (1,664 mm)|
|Height||58.8 in (1,494 mm)|
|Wheelbase||96.5 in (2,451 mm)|
|Weight||2,862 lb (1,298 kg)|
|Transmission||transmission + drive|
|Power||N/A hp @ N/A rpm|
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
|Similar||Ford Focus RS|
Opel Astra GTC
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The nameplate Scirocco derives from the Italian word for the Sirocco wind — and the period in its history when Volkswagen named vehicles after prominent winds, including also Passat (after the German word for Trade wind), Golf (after Gulf Stream), Bora (after Bora) and Jetta (after Jet stream).
See Autopedia's comprehensive Volkswagen Scirocco Review.
- 1 Recent Changes
- 2 Styles and Major Options
- 3 Pricing
- 4 Gas Mileage
- 5 Engine and Transmission
- 6 Engine(s)
- 7 Performance
- 8 Reliability
- 9 Safety
- 10 Photos
- 11 Colors
- 12 Main Competitors
- 13 Hybrid Models
- 14 Unique Attributes
- 15 Interior
- 16 Resale Values
- 17 Criticisms
- 18 Generations
- 19 Worldwide
- 20 Design quirks and oddities
- 21 Awards
- 22 See Also
- 23 External Links
- On May 19 2009, Volkswagen unveiled the 265 hp Scirocco R hot hatch. 
- For the 2008 Essen Motor Show, Volkswagen will unveil a special edition Scirocco dubbed the Scirocco Collector's Edition . the car will be distinguished by a special livery called "Oryx White" and 19-inch polished aluminum alloys. Inside the car gets a unique black and white styling motif. 
- For MY2009, Volkswagen launches new aerodynamic kits to help differentiate the Scirocco from its lesser sibling, the Golf.
Styles and Major Options
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Engine and Transmission
1.1 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.7 L I4
1.1 L I4
1.3 L I4
1.5 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.7 L I4
1.8 L I4
1.8 L DOHC 16-Valve I4
1.4 L TSI 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)
1.4 L TSI 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp)
VR6 TSI 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp)
2.0 L TDI 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)
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First Gen 1974 - 1981
Second Gen 1981 - 1992
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Third Generation: (2008–present)
Promising to be sleeker, lighter & faster than the latest Golf GTI, the model will prove once and for all that the German brand is an unbeatable force when it comes to building world-class performance cars.
...the car has classic coupe proportions - it's 4256mm long, 1404mm high and 1810mm wide. That makes it longer and wider than the Golf GTI, while it sits lower to the ground too
...even though Volkswagen has focused heavily on style, the Scirocco remains relatively versatile. There's a 292 -litre boot, which can expand to 755 litres with the rear seats folded. What's more, under the skin the model promises cutting-edge technology to math its stunning, futuristic looks. In fact, it will be the most dynamically advanced production coupe VW has ever built.
Second generation (1981-1992)
A heavily re-designed "Mark II" variant went on sale in 1982, although it remained on the A1 platform. One unique feature of the Mark II was the location of the rear spoiler midway up the glass on the rear hatch. A mid-cycle update occurred in 1984, which included minor changes over the 1982 model: removal of the outlined "SCIROCCO" script from the rear hatch (below the spoiler), a redesigned air conditioning compressor, and a different brake master cylinder with in-line proportioning valves and a brake light switch mounted to the pedal instead of on the master cylinder. Half way through the 1984 model year, a new space-saver spare wheel was added, that provided room for a larger fuel tank (with a second "transfer" fuel pump). Leather interior, power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, and a manual sunroof were options for all years. Engine power and torque steadily increased over the years. 1982 and 1983 models produced 74 hp (55 kW) and 90 ft·lbf (120 N·m) of torque. The engine code was EN. The 1984 models produced 90 hp (67 kW) and 100 ft·lbf (140 N·m) torque, the engine code was JH. In mid-1986 a 16-valve model with 123 hp (92 kW) and 120 ft·lbf (160 N·m) of torque was released in the United States and Canada, which included a full body skirt, larger rear spoiler, and tear-drop shaped wheel slots, and vinyl on the B-pillar, to distinguish it from Mark II 8-valve models. The 16V engine code was PL.
Although the 16-valve engine brought added performance to the range, it proved a somewhat questionable choice in the North American market, as later A2 Golf GTIs manufacturered in the USA were available with a more powerful 16-valve 2.0 L motor. This was, however, not questionable at the time since the 2.0 L 16V engine did not show up in North America until 1990, two years after the demise of the Scirocco. Still, the European 1.8 16V that was fitted into the Scirocco GTX 16V model developed 139 bhp (104 kW), surpassed only by the A3 generation 2.0 16v with 150 bhp (110 kW).
Like the first generation Scirocco, the car was assembled on behalf of Volkswagen by Karmann of Osnabrück.
Scirocco sales continued until 1988 in the United States, 1989 in Canada, and 1992 in Europe.
The Scirocco was replaced by the Corrado in the VW line-up.
First Generation/Origins (1974-1981)
Volkswagen began work on the car during the early 1970s as the replacement for the aging Karmann Ghia coupe, and designated it the Type 53 internally. By hand-building the Golf/Rabbit and Jetta (which was not introduced until 1979, well after Scirocco was planned) to underpin the new Scirocco, although almost every part of the car was re-engineered in favour of a sportier drive, and the model's all-new styling, penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was sleeker and sportier than that of either the Golf or Jetta. The model went on sale in Europe in 1974 and in North America in 1975. Mark I models featured a range of four-cylinder engines with displacements from 1.1 to 1.6 L (1.7 L in North America (1975 1.5L(1471), 1976-77 1.6L, 1978 1.5L(1457), 1979-1981 1.6 USA models), all featuring a single-overhead camshaft and two valves per cylinder.
The car changed little before being replaced by the Mark 2 version in 1982 (Europe). However, air conditioning became available as an option on the domestic market in August 1975. The possibility to retrofit the installation, together with a larger battery, was offered to existing owners.
During the production of the Mark I, there were subtle changes to the body and trim. In 1977 (1976 was first year) the conventional two wiper system changes to a single wiper which parks on the passenger side of the windscreen. In 1978 the separate front side marker and turn signal, changed to a combination wrap-around orange lens. Other mid-life changes include chrome bumpers with rubberised end caps to a plastic one-piece wrap around bumper. In 1979 the one-pieces "flag" style outside mirrors transitioned to a two-piece shrouded mirror. There were also special variants throughout the Mark I production. Most distinguishable by paint schemes and trim, there were special versions called "Sidewinder", "Sidewinder II", "Champagne Edition", "Champagne Edition II" and the "S". The Champagne Edition II only came in white with black accents. On the NA models the 1980 "S" versions came in only three colours, Alpine White, Black and Mars Red with unique colour accents. This was followed by the 1981 "S" versions which only came in Cosmos Silver Metallic, Cirrus Gray Metallic and Mars Red without the colour accents.
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Design quirks and oddities
- The Scirocco was featured in Family Guy when Stewie found a key to a Scirocco in his grandparent's candy dish.
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- Official New Volkswagen Scirocco Minisite
- Volkswagen Launches Scirocco Minisite – Geneva Motor Show Debut?
- VW Vortex Enthusiast Site
- 2009 VW Scirocco In Depth
- Volkswagen Scirocco: 55 High Resolution Images / Wallpapers
- VW Launches New Aero Kits for Scirocco and Passat CC
- Volkswagen launches base model Scirocco with two new engines
- VW Scirocco is the 2009 TUNE IT! SAFE! vehicle
- Volkswagen Reveals Scirocco Collector's Edition at Essen Show
- VW unveils Scirocco 'Study R' at Bologna Motor Show
- Forbidden Fruit: 265-horsepower Volkswagen Scirocco R unveiled
- VW Scirocco R with 265HP 2.0 TSI: Official Photos and Details
- RDX RaceDesign made a body kit for Volkswagen Scirocco
- VW Scirocco R: Now with Optional Racing Bucket Seats