Volkswagen is still working on a facelifted Scirocco but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

Volkswagen is still working on a facelifted Scirocco but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

According to Autobild, the redesigned Scirocco could be launched in 2017 and become a "full-fledged sports coupe." This implies the model could lose its distinctive styling but the magazine says it will remain a four-seater with a large tailgate and a generous luggage compartment.

While it's probably a little too early to talk about engines, the publication says we can expect a 1.4-liter TSI with 125 HP (92 kW), a 1.8-liter TSI with 180 HP (132 kW) and a 2.0-liter TSI that develops 230 HP (169 kW) and 370 Nm (272 lb-ft) of torque. We can also expect upgraded diesel engines and a range-topping Scirocco R with at least 300 HP (220 kW).

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Next-generation Volkswagen Scirocco could be launched in 2017 - report