March 26, 2023

Sound system tech has modified lots even prior to now ten years. Reminisce with this archive characteristic on Kenwood’s VW Scirocco audio automobile.

First featured in 2012.

We’ve at all times beloved Kenwood’s product line right here at Quick Automobile Towers, and this demo automobile undoubtedly does their ear-pleasing automobile audio line justice. In reality, the set up of their 2011 flagship automobile is nothing wanting unbelievable.

See, the Kenwood staff couldn’t determine whether or not to suit the Scirocco with a bass set-up or an audiophile SQ (Sound High quality) system – in order that they fitted each! Y’know, as you do.

“The automobile is utilized by our Premier centre sellers and at reveals throughout the UK, demonstrating our product line to customers,” explains Mike Edwards, Product Supervisor of Kenwood electronics. “The response has been nice.”


New Yr, New Set-Up

This yr, the automobile acquired a change with the assistance of a number of well-known suppliers. Particularly; Regal Autosport, Forge Motorsport, GIAC, EVOMS, KW Automotive, Completely Dynamic Car Wrapping and Rotiform. An inventory of top-end elements work collectively to devastating impact, all completely delivering a glance that might nearly be that of a Volkswagen particular version.

“On paper, there’s not really that a lot carried out to the automobile, however everybody who sees the automobile immediately falls in love with it!” Mike smiles.


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The standard of the wrap is superb; Scott and the fellows at Completely dynamic clearly know what they’re doing. The gray metallic colour has been completed with a matt laminate, and with the entire shuts wrapped too it’s top-of-the-line wraps we’ve seen.

“We needed to reinforce the unique automobile,” Mike explains. “You realize, make it look cooler, with out taking something away from the usability and driving expertise.”

The Scirocco audio car's boot build in detail.


Dealing with Upgrades

That is the place Regal Autosport and KW Automotive got here into play. Tasked with bettering the efficiency of the Scirocco and putting in a brand new suspension set-up, Regal used a mix of Forge Motorsport, EvoMS, GIAC and KW Automotive merchandise.

Chassis-wise, they’ve put in a Variant 1 coilover system that does an unbelievable job out on the street. And the suspension drop works sweetly with the 8.5×19-inch Rotiform BLQ rims.

“We needed to depart no stone unturned for the redesign,” says Mike, “and it’s nice to have such a whole automobile to take to reveals and occasions this yr.”

Kenwood's Scirocco with boot & doors open.


Sound High quality

So, most significantly, what does the Kenwood electronics Scirocco sound like? Effectively, with a alternative of SQ or bass programs, you merely can’t fail to like the sound it pumps out. “It’s nice for showcasing our product line,” says Mike. “The subwoofers are switchable, so you possibly can run the 8-inch woofers for SQ or the 12-inch subs for gobs of bass.”

We’ve had a play with a few totally different Kenwood 2-din head models and so they’re nothing wanting good. The iPod integration, Bluetooth cellphone hook-up and on-board sat-nav system completely transforms the sprint of your automobile. with so many Volkswagen Group automobiles now ripe for a 2-din improve you really want certainly one of these puppies in your automobile.


The interior of the Kenwood VW Scirocco audio car.


Inside Mods

The match and end is unbelievable. Sound deadening and panel strengthening has been rigorously employed to make sure that the sound it serves up is tremendous tight. “Huets actually have carried out an ideal job,” says Mike. “The automobile retains the originality of the Scirocco’s inside, however then open the hatch and there’s an entire celebration occurring!” he laughs. it’s a profitable mixture – Kenwood have managed to shout about their automobile audio product line while preserving issues tremendous elegant.

Somebody using the Scirocco's double-din touchscreen head unit.

Like Mike says, the subwoofers are switchable, enabling you to run two totally different programs. These controls have been neatly mounted into the storage part of the centre armrest, making the inside look extra like that of a Harrier Leap Jet. One of many switches is for the rear digital camera. “We’ve hooked this as much as the 2-din in-dash display to provide a rear-view when reverse gear is chosen,” Mike says.

We checked it out quickly after, and have been pleasantly stunned to seek out that there’s a neat ‘parking house’ outlined in crimson, serving to you to information the ‘Rocco into the tightest of areas. It’s Kenwood’s vary of add-on options like this that make your automobile simpler to make use of every day.

However again to the beats! The twin part speaker set-up within the entrance doorways is an absolute winner. Each SQ and bass programs give tonnes of quantity on the entrance finish and critically please our ears.

The front end of the VW Scirocco audio car.



TECH SPEC: Kenwood VW Scirocco Audio Automobile


EvoMS consumption system; GIAC software program improve; Forge Motorsport entrance mount.



8.5×19-inch Rotiform BLQ rims; KW Variant 1 coilovers; 215/35×19 FK-452 Falkens.


Customized entrance and rear door playing cards; redesigned boot.


Gunmetal gray wrap.


DNX-520VBT headunit; KTC-D500E; CCD2000 digital camera; 4x KFC-X1720P 6.5-inch parts; KAC-X4D 4-channel amp; 3x KAC-X1D 2-channel amps; 2x KFC-XW800F 8-inch subs; 4x KFC- WPS1200F 12-inch subs; 21-inch LCD display; KFC -X132 6.5-inch audio system; KAC-5204 2 channel amp.