Equipped with a 2.0-litre TDI 125kW (at 4200rpm) engine the Scirocco GT TDI combines effortless acceleration, made possible by 350Nm of torque delivered from 1,750 rpm, and the ability to return 4.43 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
Mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox, the Scirocco GT TDI can accelerate in either form from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 223km/h for the manual variant and 219km/h for the DSG model.
Emissions are a favourable 139 g/km of CO2 for the manual and 147 g/km for the DSG automatic.
In terms of safety, ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and six airbags are all standard, as is Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC) operating through pneumatic valves in the damper units. The system allows the driver to select from normal, comfort or sport modes to define the desired suspension and steering response settings for the conditions.
There is, as yet, no final say on Scirocco's availability in Australia.