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Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Scirocco


Volkswagen announced that due to weak dollar the 2009 Scirocco will not be sold in USA. Too bad!

"The exchange rate is the only reason for not selling it in the U.S.," Detlef Wittig, the German company’s sales and marketing chief, said last night in an interview at the Geneva International Motor Show. "This car would fit the U.S. market but at the current exchange rate we wouldn’t make any money."

The dollar’s fall to an all-time low against the euro this week has made Volkswagen’s need for a U.S. plant all the more critical, Wittig said. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based carmaker has "in these last days started the selection process by looking at various locations all over the U.S.,’’ he said.

The Scirocco made its debut two days ago at the Geneva Motor Show. It will be offered with four TDI and TSI engines, all of them charged and therefore just as torque-strong as they are economical and low in emissions. The three TSI (gasoline direct-injection) output 122 hp, 160 hp and 200 hp. The Scirocco’s common rail engine (TDI) develops a power of 140 hp.

Source: Bloomberg

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After Volkswagen confirmed the launch of the long-waited Scirocco at the Geneva Motor Show, here’s the first official images. According to Volkswagen’s press release, the vehicle offers room for four adults, making it a sports car that can be used on any day of the year.

Volkswagen Scirocco - first official images

The Scirocco is driven by a selection of four high-torque, low-consumption TDI and TSI engines of between 90 kW / 122 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. This new sports car will come with a choice of numerous innovative technologies, such as an adaptive chassis control.

Source: Autoblog.nl

Volkswagen announced today company’s line-up at the Geneva Motor Show. Line-up includes: long-waited Scirocco, Golf TDI Hybrid, Passat Estate TSI EcoFuel, Sharan BlueMotion, Golf Estate 4Motion and European debut for the Passat CC.

The first-generation Scirocco was initially presented to the public 34 years ago. That was in Geneva too. Now Volkswagen is celebrating the comeback of its legendary two-door automobile. Thanks to an elongated roof, the vehicle offers room for four adults, making it a sports car that can be used on any day of the year.

The Scirocco is driven by a selection of four high-torque, low-consumption TDI and TSI engines of between 90 kW / 122 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. This new sports car will come with a choice of numerous innovative technologies, such as an adaptive chassis control.

Press release after the jump.


Volkswagen today launched a mini-site for the Scirocco that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. You can register and keep in touch with the latest details about the Scrirocco.

The main idea of the mini-site is "It knows you like adrenaline. It knows you like cornering." But more about it we will find out after the official launch.

The Scirocco will be powered by a 2.0 TSI engine that will deliver 200 hp. It will be launched on the market by the end of 2008.

Volkswagen Scirocco to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

In 1970s Volkswagen unveiled the first generation Scirocco, a model very well received by both Volkswagen concessionaires and customers. When, in 1981 the second generation Scirocco followed. Decades after, Volkswagen is unveiling the third generation Scirocco at the Geneva Motor Show.

The new Scirocco will be available with a range of engines including petrol alternatives and a diesel. The diesel engine will be available with the latest common-rail technology; the engines satisfies the future 2009 Euro-5 emission standards. The basic engine is a 1.4 TSI engine that will deliver 122 hp. The Scirocco is one of the first cars from the Volkswagen Group available with the seven-speed DSG transmission.

Stay tuned, more details will follow!


After many rumors about Scirocco coming and not coming to USA, it is now officially: Volkswagen Scirocco won’t be available on the US market. Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, revealed the decision to Car and Driver in an interview at the L.A. auto show.

Volkswagen will bring the Scirocco Coupe version next year at the Geneva Motor Show. But the company is not happy only with one version: they want to have more to say and make more competitors fear. As a result a roadster version is also in the works and will go on sale sometime in 2009, as a competitor for models like Audi TT Roadster or Porsche Boxster.


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