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Published on February 5th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair

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Volkswagen Corrado Is Now 30 Years Old

The Volkswagen Corrado is turning 30 this year.

The 2+2-seater was introduced in 1988 as the successor to the Scirocco II but it continued to be built until 1992, while production of the Corrado stopped 3 years later.

The Golf II served as the technical basis for the Volkswagen Corrado unveiled in autumn 1988. When introduced, this coupé had a high-torque 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine which was charged by a mechanically powered G-Lader supercharger. This G60 engine boasted power output of 160 hp.

Two more engines were added to the Corrado range in 1991 – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 136 hp and the top-of-the-range 2.9-litre VR6 engine 190 hp that gave the Corrado at top speed of 235 km/h.

The range was extended downwards in 1993 with a 2.0-litre engine offering 115 hp.


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