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The updated Scirocco R is still the most fun you can have behind a Volkswagen badge
23 Oct 2014
THE third generation of Volkswagen's Scirocco was launched globally six years ago, resurrecting a nameplate that had been dormant for 15 years.
Australia would have to wait even longer, with the Golf-based coupe not getting its first Australian market foray until four years later, in 2012, when the deal was done to bring it Down Under in its scorching R guise only.
Monthly sales dropping from the first year average of 60 a month to below 20, a refreshed version will arrive early next year charged with the task of invigorating sales.
Neither a performance boost or adoption of the grippy Golf R four-wheel drive system are bargaining chips for the 2015 version, and it will instead attempt to entice new buyers with a mild facelift and a dusting of new equipment.
We got behind the wheel of Volkswagen's revised three-door to see if the recipe of GTI performance and jaw-dropping looks can continue the Scirocco mantra.
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Model release date: 1 February 2015
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