In a series of articles, we are taking a closer look at a variety of different vehicles, focusing on their history, their feature set, their general legacy within the automotive industry, and the best finance deals that we currently have available at Rix Motors for each model. In today’s blog, we are spotlighting the Volkswagen Scirocco.
VW Scirocco: An Overview
The Volkswagen Scirocco is an interesting case. This sport compact vehicle was launched back in 1974, with a second-generation version running from 1981 through to 1992. It then disappeared, becoming something of a vintage VW model. However, Volkswagen then decided to revive the series and presented a third generation of the Scirocco from 2008 into 2017, bringing a modern take on a late 20th century range. Named after a Mediterranean wind, this update was a three-door hatchback car, and it achieved moderate success. Since it finished production three years ago, though, there has been no news on an update for the series; that being said, it would not be a surprise if we did get a fourth-gen Scirocco further down the line, even if the range’s biggest fans might have to wait some time to see it come to fruition.
Features & Specs
Nevertheless, when it comes to the potential future of the Scirocco, it certainly isn’t on the back burner due to its lack of options set, because the most recent version of the Scirocco came packed with numerous intriguing elements to satisfy any driver. For starters, the car received a five-star safety rating from EuroNCAP, and as any motorist will tell you, keeping the driver and passengers of all ages and sizes safe during every single journey is paramount. In terms of keeping people entertained during the ride, a 6.5 inch infotainment screen is there to play music via a radio speaker system and CDs, though the mid-gen update allowed for smartphones to be attached via a USB cable, thus opening up more possibilities for playing songs and/or radio stations.
It’s worth remembering, though, that this is a car which was launched in 2008, so its feature set will have seemed far more impressive at the time than it does in hindsight. For instance, a digital sat-nav tool with the inclusion of a 3D map is standard fare these days, but it was a much bigger deal when it was amongst the options for the third-gen Scirocco twelve years ago. Later updates also allowed for the car to pick up on any incoming traffic incidents, which were a nice touch, but again something that stands out a lot less in modern times. Ultimately, you have to view the Scirocco through older eyes as opposed to thinking about modern vehicle innovation, especially considering that the car has not been in production at all for three years. Of course, if and when we do get to see a fourth-gen Scirocco hit the road, the chances are high that its feature set will be much more jam-packed and much more in line with what the driving community of the 2020s would expect and hope for.
Current VW Scirocco Finance Deals
For those hoping to add a modern-day Scirocco to their collection while waiting in the event that a fourth-gen model does arrive on the scene, we have got some cracking finance deals to show you. One of those is for a 2017 registration Scirocco (so coming at the very end of its third-gen production cycle), with the coupe model coming in a pure white bodywork and with a low mileage to date of around 13,000. The car runs on petrol with manual transmission, and it is available for purchase at £67 per week, meaning £268 per month and £15,999 in totality.
There are other options for the Volkswagen Scirocco in our showroom, though. One of those comes from the mid-point of the third generation for the series, that being a 2012 registration model that has a much larger mileage of 67,000 so far. This coupe car sports a rising blue bodywork, and it also runs on petrol with manual transmission, while its overall price is only £35 per week, which equates to £140 per month and £8,499 in completion.
And then we come to our most cost-effective deal for the Volkswagen Scirocco; yes, you can save even more money on this range! It pertains to a 2009 registration incarnation of the Scirocco, and it is a hatchback car with a darker rising blue bodywork and an even higher mileage of roughly 113,000, though it still has plenty of life left in the tank. The motor runs on diesel power with automatic transmission, and it can be bought from us today for just £29 per week, which translates to £116 per month and £6,999 as a one-off buy.
At the end of the day, the Volkswagen Scirocco is a modern vintage series at this stage, given that there are no guarantees of a new version anytime soon (even if history suggests that a fourth-gen Scirocco is likely at some point). As a result, this is a range which must be viewed as a sign of the times in the late 2000s and early 2010s, meaning that when it comes to features and technology, it struggles to compete with current counterparts. But judged on its own merits and judged in a vacuum based on the era in which it came out of the production line, it is still a very impressive vehicle that delivers a thoroughly satisfying driving experience, not to mention that our prices for second-hand Scirocco cars are amongst our very best deals for any range by any manufacturer. So, while you have to accept that there will be stronger alternatives available on the market, you will still be getting a tremendous all-round vehicle when it comes to purchasing the most recent form of the Volkswagen Scirocco.
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