Sources have told AutoCar that Volkswagen is considering a fuel-efficient BlueMotion version of the Scirocco hatchback. The German automaker is planning to apply the BlueMotion technology to number of models in the next few years including the new compact Polo.
A Volkswagen source said that changes to the Scirocco will include a small diesel engine (possibly a 140-hp 1.6 TDI from the Golf BlueMotion), aerodynamic tweaks, low-resistance tires and different gear ratios. The changes should significantly help increase fuel-economy.
We’re hoping Volkswagen will offer some of its BlueMotion-ness in the United States.
2009 Volkswagen Scirocco:
– By: Stephen Calogera