Volkswagen has unveiled the Scirocco GTS facelift ahead of next week's world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2015 in China.

Volkswagen has unveiled the Scirocco GTS facelift ahead of next week's world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2015 in China.

It was more than a year ago when Volkswagen refreshed the Scirocco but without showing the GTS version which has now arrived with an extra 10 PS (7 kW) compared to its predecessor. The four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine now churns 220 PS (162 kW), just like in the Golf VII GTI. The engine can be paired to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed DSG which allows the hot coupe hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 6.5 seconds before topping out at 244 km/h (246 km/h with the manual).

Aside from the power gain, the 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco also comes with fresh 18-inch Norwich alloy while larger 19-inch Lugano rims will be optionally available. Both are matched with red brake calipers and an R-Line exterior package bringing R-styled bumpers, custom side sill extensions, roof spoiler and a rear diffuser.

As a throwback to the 1982 Scirocco GTS, Volkswagen has decided to paint the side mirror caps in black and there’s also a sporty GTS decal available as an option (standard for CN-spec model). Clients will be able to order the model with one of the following exterior paint schemes: Flash Red, Pure White, Oryx White, Urano Grey, Indium Grey and Deep Black.

Inside the cabin it gets a black headliner and sports steering wheel with red seams and black piano lacquer with the GTS logo on the lower spoke. The revised Scirocco also benefits from the Composition Colour infotainment system, stainless steel pedals, golf ball gear knob and a chrome trim package, among others. At an additional cost, customers will be able to get black Vienna leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights as well as a panoramic tilt sunroof and a new multi-function steering wheel.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

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