2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Australian prices cut by $2000

January 13, 2015

Hot hatch fans will be pleased to hear Volkswagen Australia has dropped prices for the 2015 Scirocco R performance hatch. The new model boasts higher safety, updated styling inside and out, and now increased value.

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R

As revealed late last year, the 2015 Scirocco showcases a more mature and cleaner exterior design, with updated headlights featuring bi-xenon globes, new taillights, and a revised front bumper bar with integrated LEDs.

Open the door and you’ll see new-look dials and instruments, paying tribute to the original Scirocco from 1974, as well as an updated centre console with a chronometer atop the dash with boost and oil temp gauges.

In terms of increased specification, the 2015 model now comes with a reverse parking camera as standard, as well as front and rear parking sensors. Buyers also get the full infotainment touch-screen display with an eight-speaker stereo and comprehensive media support.

Powertrain and performance is unchanged, with grunt coming from a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 188kW of power and 330Nm of torque. It’s sent through a six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch auto and into a diff-lock-equipped front-wheel drive system. Manual versions come with an average fuel economy of 8.1L/100km, while the auto uses 8.2L/100km.

The biggest news is the new price. The manual starts at $45,990 and the DSG auto starts at $48,490. This is $2000 cheaper than the previous price, for both transmission options.

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.