Volkswagen launched the Scirocco hatchback in 1974 and that model has been very successful for the brand in its segment with sales hitting 795,650 units up until 1992. The Scirocco is now in its third generation model, which is built at the company’s Automoveis Ltda. plant in Portugal.
Volkswagen announced on Friday that it has produced the 100,000 unit of the third-generation model. The 100,000th model is a Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, in Rising Blue Metallic, with a Titan Black interior, radio navigation system, Park Pilot and a tilting sunroof.
“The Scirocco is one of the most important cars that we produce. For myself personally, it was a moving moment”, said Andreas Hinrichs, Autoeuropa Plant Manager. The plant, which employs 3,000 workers, also makes the Volkswagen Eos and the new Sharan.
Unfortunately, Volkswagen still has no plans to bring the Scirocco to the United States.
2009 Volkswagen Scirocco:
– By: Stephen Calogera