VW gets sporty with new Scirocco GTS

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The Scirocco GTS is powered by a turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that produces 220 PS

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Just last year, Volkswagen released a refreshed version of its Scirocco. Now, the German carmaker has unveiled a new Scirocco GTS at Auto Shanghai. As you'd expect, both the design and performance pack a punch.

The new GTS is powered by a turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that produces 220 PS (217 hp) and has a top speed of 246 km/h (153 mph). It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds. Drivers can choose between a manual gearbox or 6-speed DSG gearbox.

Volkswagen's R-Line package "Exterieur" comes as standard, giving the car's sporty credentials the looks to match. It sits on 18-inch "Norwich" alloy wheels as standard, which can be switched out for 19-inch "Lugano" alloy wheels as an option. The car's red brake calipers can be seen through spokes of either.

There are six colors in which the GTS can be ordered, including black, red, grey and white. It's also possible to order the new model with decal stripes running centrally from the bonnet over the roof and trunk.

The interior features black trim with red stitching and a sports steering wheel with red seams. The pedals are stainless steel and there's a chrome trim package too. Volkswagen's Composition Color infotainment system also features as standard, which the firm says is a new generation of the system.

The Scirocco GTS is due to launch in Europe at the end of May and in China later this year.

Source: Volkswagen

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