The Volkswagen Scirocco is being prepared for its first facelift
since the model was launched back in 2008, and we've spied the updated
model undergoing warm weather testing in Arizona.
This mid-life facelift is likely to be a final hurrah for the Scirocco before a completely redesigned version, based on the Golf’s MQB platform is introduced in 2015.
From the images, changes are likely to be minimal, focusing mainly on
cosmetic upgrades rather than significant mechanical changes.
Underneath the heavy disguise at the front, the Scirocco is expected to
get a new nose in the style of the current Passat CC, bringing it more in line with the rest of the VW range.
The headlights will also be tweaked slightly and are likely to be an
LED setup. Inside a revised centre console with 8-inch touchscreen is
Like the exterior, changes under the bonnet will minor in order to
keep prices down. Expect the same engines currently found in the
Scirocco range to power the facelifted model, including the base 120bhp
1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and range-topping 263bhp 2.0-litre petrol
motor found in the R-line models. Volkswagen could also introduce the
new 296bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine found in the new VW Golf R to the Scirocco range.
The facelifted Scirocco could make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, before going on sale later that year. For more details click here.