The new 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS promises to be the new sports car the Germans have unleashed to their fans, at least not just as yet. It boasts of a power of 162kW/220 PS, what stands out in the Scirocco line up is most definitely the engine which is a favorite since it possess a design that resembles closely to that of the powertrain of the Golf GTI. The Scirocco GTS has a turbocharged direct injection engine that is considered the most agile 4 cylinder engine anywhere in the world. Consequently, the 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS has the capability of accelerating from 0-100km/h in under 6.5 seconds. And this is irrespective of whether it is using the manual gear box or the six speed DSG. The Scirocco sports coupe is a major appeal to most fans due to the multiple times it has undergone re-inventions.
2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS engine
As aforementioned the 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS can sprint from 0-62 in a period of less than 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 153 miles per hour when using the manual transmission and while using the DSG 6 speed it makes an impressive 151 miles per hour. These statistics make the Scirocco come in a close second most powerful position only after the 2014 VW Scirocco R. On the downside, the Scirocco GTS lags behind in terms of fuel efficiency as it requires 6.1L of gasoline for every 100km covered when using a manual transmission and 6.4L while utilizing the DSG gearbox.
2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS exterior design
The 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS exterior incorporates the R-line model and features R-styled bumpers both at the rear and at the front, air inlet grilles, gloss black radiators, custom side sill extensions, a sporty rear diffuser and a roof spoiler. The hatchback is supported by a new set of 18inches alloy wheels named ‘Norwich’ which are standard. Customers also have an option of having the 19 inches ‘Lugano’ rollers. Additionally, a feature common in original Scirocco GTS is also incorporated in the GTS which is the black painted mirror caps. There are badges encrypted with ‘GTS on both the tailgate and the grille, also a stripe decal that runs centrally to the trunklid from the engine hood. Customers are at liberty to choose from a range of colors depending on their preferences.
Interior design of 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS
The interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS stands out and is immersed immensely in a sporty combination of red, black and grey while the cabin features a GTS logo customized steering wheel and redesigned seat covers. The gear knob has the iconic Volkswagen golf ball and the pedals are stainless steel. The reddish seams and decorative stitching adds attractive color to the handbrake, safety belts, steering wheels, floor mats and the armrest. The sun roof is panoramic while the steering wheel is multifunctional.
2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS price and release date
The pricing of the 2018 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS has not yet been made public but will slightly cost more than the TSI BlueMotion model for obvious reasons which has a price tag of $31,180 in Germany. Sales of the Scirocco GTS are set to commence in the half of 2018 at least for the European market with China following closely in the summer.