What is it?
The latest version of VW’s affordable coupé. Indeed, the Scirocco nameplate is now in its 40th year, making it the same age as the Golf on which it is based.
Today’s Scirocco is based on the previous generation Mk5/6 Golf, rather than the current MQB-based model, but its crash-test performance is still impressive and it benefits from a multi-link rear axle, unlike some of the cheaper MQB-based cars.
The petrol, turbocharged and EU6-rated 1.4TSI is the entry-level model, which gets 17-inch alloys, LED rear lights, automatic lights and wipers, stop-start, battery energy recuperation tech and a usefully comprehensive audio system.
This latest model has received re-designed bumpers and lights and has a new three-dial instrument cluster (a chronometer, boost gauge and temperature gauge) which nod to the original Scirocco model.