Volkswagen Scirocco - Scirocco III (2008–present)

Scirocco III (2008–present)

Third generation
Production 2008-present
Assembly AutoEuropa, Palmela, Portugal
Body style 3-door hatchback
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform
Engine 1.4 L TSI 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)
1.4 L TSI BlueMotion Technology 122 PS (90 kW; 120 hp)
1.4 L TSI 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp)
2.0 L TSI 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp)
2.0 L TSI 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp)
2.0 L TDI 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)
2.0 L TDI BlueMotion Technology 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp)
2.0 L TDI 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed DSG
7-speed DSG
Wheelbase 2,578 mm (101.5 in)
Length 4,256 mm (167.6 in)
Width 1,810 mm (71.3 in)
Height 1,404 mm (55.3 in)
Curb weight 2,862 lb (1,298 kg)
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Volkswagen officially announced in June 2006 production of a new Scirocco model at the AutoEuropa assembly plant in Palmela, Portugal.

The new model, identified by the internal type numbers 137 or 1K8, is based on the PQ35 platform of the Golf V and was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It went on sale in summer 2008 in Europe, with sales in other countries beginning early 2009.

The 2008 model of the Scirocco received a five star safety rating from EuroNCAP even after the driver test dummy hit its head off the steering wheel because of the airbag "bottoming out". The model tested was a left-hand-drive three-door hatchback and scored in four areas:

  • Adult Occupant 87%, 31 points.
  • Child Occupant 73%, 36 points.
  • Pedestrian 53%, 19 points.
  • Safety Assist 71%, 5 points.

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