The Volkswagen Scirocco comes as a small family car offered to the global market by the Germany Car maker Volkswagen Group and has been on the market since the year 1974. Similar to other small family cars by Volkswagen, the Scirocco was named during a time when the car maker took the culture of naming its brands after prominent winds. Other such names adopted for brand names include the Passat, Bora, Jetta and Polo. The Scirocco is offered to the market with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, with an option of the 6-speed DSG transmission on the 2.0 TDI model.
The current models offered by Volkswagen South are the 1.4 TSI Scirocco, 2.0 TSI Scirocco and the 2.0 TSI DSG Scirocco. The Scirocco is a modern family car presenting style and elegance, while providing solid performance. It comes with some of the high tech features beating most cars in its range. Common features across all models include the Anti-lock Braking System with Brake Assist (ABS), Anti-Spin Regulation (ASR), Engine Drag Torque Control (EDTC), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Programme with driver steering recommendation (ESP), sports suspension, and the Hill-hold Assist; providing the so cherished stability, safety and security on the road.
Other features common across the three models include the 18" Interlagos alloy wheels for the two models save for the 1.4 TSI Scirocco which uses 17" Long beach alloy wheels. Interior features common on the three models include the electrically adjustable lumbar support in front seats, 2-zone climatronic air-conditioner, heated, leather, sports seats, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, front and rear curtain airbags, multi-function steering wheel and the cruise control for easy and comfortable drive on those long drives.
The sleek looks of the VW Scirocco are attributed to the modern features which have made it a darling on the South African market. It takes on the fully galvanized and laser welded body, colour-coded door handles, and electric headlight height adjustment; while the rear is also defined by the fog lights, a twin exhaust pipe which is chromed left and right. Inside the Scirocco, you will enjoy comfortable seating, thanks to the refined work on the interior seats which come with adjustable front head restraints, safety optimized head restraint system, two integrated rear head restraints, electrically adjustable lumbar support in front seats, easy-entry folding for the front seats, and the rear seats are foldable and can also split to provide more space and easy access to the interior of the car. Volkswagen provides sports seats, leather seats with the seat heating function for the comfort of its buyers.
Other distinctions worth mentioning inside the Scirocco are the ambient temperature display, lights-on warning buzzer, time delay interior light, interior lights in front footwells, illuminated driver and co-driver vanity mirror, storage compartment in roof lining, two front reading lights, 3-spoke leather covered sports steering wheel, leather gearshift knob, boot and handbrake handle, decorative dashboard inserts, Servotronic®, speed–sensitive power steering, door open warning display, low fuel audible and display warning, internal fuel filler flap release and lockable glove compartment. You also have the comfort and joy of the quality entertainment in the Scirocco from the radio and CD player which is also MP3 compatible, supported by 8 speakers and auxiliary system.
The Scirocco is offered by Volkswagen South Africa with a generous cover and warranty of a 3-year/120,000km and 12-year Anti-corrosion warranty. Servicing is recommended at 15,000km, while a 5 year/90,000km AutoMotion Service Plan is on offer. The Scirocco is not just affordable, but is very much at home on the South African market for the reliability this small family car offers. It is the safest way to travel and; in style too.