It’s officially: no Scirocco for US
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.
The four-passenger coupe will go on sale in Europe in mid-2008. But the U.S. already has the GTI and the R32, which are enough halo vehicles for what is a niche segment, Jacoby says.
"We need to focus on our core products," he says, namely, the Rabbit (Golf), the Jetta, the Passat, and the launch of the Tiguan compact SUV. "The [2009 Scirocco] is lovely, but we can’t have everything."
Source: Car and Driver