Shanghai ’15. Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

The GTS name is back on a Volkswagen Scirocco.

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Volkswagen has announced a new version of the Scirocco – the GTS. Sadly for those expecting Porsche GTS-style focus on performance, VW’s take on the GTS trim is entirely style based, meaning that the Scirocco GTS will be the most well-appointed variant in the model range, which has now been with us since 2008. The re-introduction is inspired by the original Scirocco GTS from 1982.

As well as a facelift, the Scirocco GTS gets new 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers and optional “GTS décor”, otherwise known as big stripey graphics that ape the ’80s original.

Inside, there’s a GTS-specific set up with black trim features, red stitching and VW’s iconic golf-ball gear knob. The latest generation of infotainment system is also included, and will be rolled out in all Scirocco models from May.

The powertrain remains unchanged – a turbocharged 2-litre, four-cylinder unit with 217bhp, attached to either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission. The 0-100kph time stays at 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 246kph.

The Volkswagen Scirocco GTS gets its world premiere at the Shanghai Motor Show in China this month.

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