In an interview with Bloomberg at the Geneva Auto Show, Detlef Witting, Volkswagen’s sales and marketing chief, said that Volkswagen will not offer the Scirocco in the U.S. due to the dollar’s decline.
“The exchange rate is the only reason for not selling it in the U.S.,” Wittig said. “This car would fit the U.S. market but at the current exchange rate we wouldn’t make any money.”
Of course, let’s not rule out the possibility altogether. Volkswagen may consider the Scirocco when the dollar makes a comeback, even though that may not be anytime soon.
Europeans will get their Scirocco later this summer. Power comes from variety of TSI and TDI engines. The TSI lineup includes three gasoline direct-injection units with outputs ranging from 122hp, 160hp and 200hp. The TDI common-rail engine produces 140hp. The engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 7-speed DSG transmission.
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