VW Corrado history

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VW CorradoThe Corrado was launched in the UK in 1989, into a new price and performance segment above that already filled by Volkswagen’s Scirocco. The name came from the Spanish verb ‘correr’, meaning to run or sprint. Just one engine was available from launch – a 1.8-litre 136 bhp 16 valve engine marketed as the 16V – though the more powerful G60 with a supercharged 1.8-litre 160 bhp unit was introduced shortly afterwards. The G60 was offered in left-hand drive form only until 1992. New engines – 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre 16 valve as well as a 2.0-litre 8 valves –were introduced later. But the ‘ultimate’ Corrado arrived in September 1991: the 2.9-litre 190 bhp VR6. The Corrado remained on sale until 1996 following a successful run-out which saw the introduction of a special edition Storm model. In total, 10,155 Corrados were sold in the UK. Tags: