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Facelifted 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco revealed

February 16, 2014

Volkswagen has revealed the 2014 Scirocco facelift ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut in March. The new model comes with styling tweaks and minor boosts in power across the range.

New 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R

In Australia, the Scirocco is only available in top-spec R form. We receive a 188kW tune while overseas markets have enjoyed a 199kW tune. For the updated 2014 model, the R sports 206kW. It’s unknown at this stage if the Australian-spec model will receive a similar jump.

Other variants include the 1.4TSI, which now produces 92kW (up 2kW), and the 2.0TDI turbo-diesel which now comes in 110kW and 135kW forms.

New 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R-rear

As for the design changes, Volkswagen has given the Scirocco a light touch-up using its latest styling brush. There’s new bi-xenon headlights with LEDs, an updated grille, and a slightly slimmer front bumper bar.

At the back you’ll find a new bumper bar with vertical cutaways in the corners, a revised hatch, and some updated LED taillights.

New 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R-dash

Inside receives a new flat-bottom steering wheel, updated instruments and controls, new air vent designs, and a new stereo system by Dynaudio Excite. Drivers will also appreciate automatic ParkAssist as well as stop-start for improved economy (not included with the R).

Australian specifications are yet to be confirmed, however, the new model is set to go on sale locally during the second half of this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.