2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R pricing and specifications

2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R front quarter

Volkswagen has announced the pricing and specifications of the updated 2015 Scirocco R, and its good news for buyers as the updated model not only boasts upgraded equipment, but also cop a $2,000 price reduction.

The six-speed manual Scirocco R is now priced from $45,990, while those opting for the fast-shifting six-speed DSG will pay only $48,490 – the same price as the Golf GTI Performance.

2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R rear quarter

The car’s refreshed exterior gets new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and taillights, plus a restyled front bumper with aerodynamic blades and LED indicator lights and new rear bumper.

Inside, the dashboard is carried over but gets a trio of auxiliary dials above the centre console comprising a chronometer, charge pressure and oil temperature gauges. There are also new instruments and a new flat-bottom steering wheel, both of which are borrowed from the Mk7 Golf R.

2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R interior dashboard

Crucially, the updated Scirocco R now includes a Rear View Camera and front and rear parking sensors as standard.

As the Scirocco R still sits on the old Mk V Golf platform, it carries over the older 188kW/330Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, instead of the latest Golf R’s 206kW/380Nm unit.

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