Volkswagen Scirocco R Available For Test Drives In Australia

Mike Stevens | Dec 23, 2011

Volkswagen's Scirocco R sports hatch will make its official Australian debut in early February. If you just can't hold out until then, VW has announced that test drives are now available.

With pricing and specifications already revealed, there is little left for keen future Scirocco owners to do but bide their time - and book in a quick spin at the nearest dealership.

The Scirocco R is powered by the same 188kW and 330Nm 2.0 litre turbo engine that drives the Golf R, but holds onto the regular front-wheel-drive layout instead of the Haldex all-wheel-drive system featured in the hero Golf.

Revealed back in September, pricing for the single-variant Scirocco R will start at $47,490 for the manual model, and you can tack on another $2500 if you want the DSG automatic transmission.

TMR will be on location for the Australian launch of the Scirocco R, watch for our 'first drive' review in early 2012.

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Filed under: Volkswagen, Scirocco, Scirocco R, Volkswagen Scirocco R, Featured, hatch, News, fwd, sport, performance, turbo, enthusiast, 4cyl, 3door

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  • MattJelonek
    MattJ says,
    4 years ago
    Saw green and that blue at my nearest dealership... sexy beasts they are!
  • G says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    FWD. Not interested, if it was AWD I'd be down to the nearest showroom.
  • Steve says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    What G said.

    If these where all wheel drive I think they would sell a whole lot more of them!
    • super matthew
      Super Mattthew says,
      4 years ago
      Why..? They seem to be selling plenty of GTIs, and this is basically a cross between that and the Golf R. Not so bad...
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