The new engine is a 2.0-litre TDI generating 170PS and 258 lbs ft of torque. It is available with six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission (automatic). The manual is capable of 138mph but the automatic runs out of steam at 136mph. Both variants charge to 62mph in 8.1 seconds.
The Scirocco GT has a comprehensive range of standard equipment. This includes a six-CD autochanger, rain and dusk sensors, multifunction computer, multiple air bags, '2Zone' air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control. Motorists can also adjust the adaptive chassis control to suit the conditions. This sets the suspension and steering response to either normal, comfort, or sports. That should keep the gadget fans happy.
Prices for the Volkswagen Scirocco GT 2.0-litre TDI range from £21,755 to £23,060 (OTR).