The Europeans like teasing us with cars that they make and offer in their market with cars that we unfortunately do not get a chance to see. And the reintroduction of the Scirocco is one of the examples. Although just a basic Golf with a fancier suit, it’s probably one of the best looking cars Volkswagen has ever produced and makes us cringe at the fact that we don’t get it here in the states. Even VAG’s US boss yearns to revive the Scirocco for the North American market.
A USA today correspondant asked VW’s Jonathan Browning if he was interested in reviving the famous sports car from the 1980s and 1990s.
“I’d love to….”We were not able to make the case to bring it in this (product) cycle, but in the fugure, I’d love to see it here in the U.S.” Browning replied.
But Browning also said that he plans on expanding the brand and improving quality. VW’s revealing of the new Passat and Beetle in Detroit and the incoming Golf R exemplifies some of his efforts.
It is a shame that the current Euro Scirocco proably won’t make its way to the US of A. Pity since I would gladly pay a little more for the Scirocco as long as its driving dynamics were superior its Golf-platform roots (the Scirocco is currently pinned as a step up from the GTi). But if it’s not going to make it here during this product cycle, that gives Volkswagen a chance to develop a new car from the ground-up and that could be very promising.
– By: Chris Chin