• Oct 8th 2006 at 10:05AM
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In perhaps the least surprising move in recent automotive histroy, Volkwagen has essentially confirmed that the production version of the IROC concept will revive the Scirocco nameplate. We'd have never guessed, what with "Scirocco" already clearly emblazoned across the concept's grille. Anyway, Auto Express reports that at the Paris motor show, a Veedub spokeswoman said, "It now seems that we will be using the Scirocco name."

It now seems? Lady, did you see the concept car before Paris? I mean, come on. Anyway, mark your calendars: the warm desert wind blows back into showrooms in 2008.

[Source: Auto Express via German Car Blog]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I had an VW Scirocco 2 and I have to say that I'll never have another car as good as that.

      Scirocco is the perfect car for any young people.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I think its a great car and i love the interior. But after driving the new GTi, i feel like the car is ruined by the torque steer. If the Scirocco isnt offered in AWD, as the R32 was, I wouldnt touch it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4, Tri-Bob, I wholeheartedly concur with you on that this car will be, just like all VW products, unreasonably overpriced. I wonder if this will be a Mexican built German Engineered car, too? They kill me with that sh*t.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Having owned three Sciroccos in my time, I wish that this next one had some more 'retro' ( 1979 - 1981 version ) in it. Especially it's front. As it stands, this next Scirocco looks more Volvo-like in appearance.
      • 9 Years Ago
      If this thing comes in at $30,000 give me an Evo MR or WRX STI. I loved the old VW GTI's, they were peppy, handled and got good gas mileage. The new versions though are way too heavy... 3300+ pounds, that's almost as much as the last generation Z28 Camaro which was a porker itself.

      Make the name mean something. Drop the weight to 2,500 pounds and throw in the 260 horsepower engine, then it might sell for $30,000.

      VW is having a harder time selling the Golf and I have to wonder if it's due to the weight, cost and the reliability issues. If they bring the Scirocco out expecting to sell it on the name alone they might be in for a surprise once the 'newness' wears thin.
      • 9 Years Ago
      A cool-looking VW? No way! Make it the next R32 and then we're talking.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #20 I was speaking in terms of styling not competing with porsche.And I was referring to the 2nd generation scirrocco (not the 1st squarist Guigaro penned design)vs.the look of the 928.my fault.should have been more specific.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd be worried that it's way too similar to the GTI. When the Corrado was around, it basically an expensive squashed GTI, and I don't remember sales being all that hot.

      On the other hand, if the new Rocco goes away from the VW trend of heavy/expensive and ends up closer to $20k and 3000lb, they might be on to something...
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the idea of a more evocatively styled GTI. The VW was a hoot, especially with the DSG. Unfortunately, it will be heavy and expensive (just like the GTI). I’d love one with the heartier 2.0T (230-260hp) and maybe give us a downmarket version with the twinscroll 1.4.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Most cars are a better "value" than a Porsche, that's beside the point.

      I say hurrah to bringing back the Scirocco name. If this thing has serious power, I say it can work. 300 hp ought to do it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You should learn how to read, before making such stupid afirmations.
      They may share engines, a a few suspension and other bits on the rear, but that's all.

      The TT is about 70% aluminium, just to show you it couldn't share much more with the VW.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #5 Or a Japanese Engineered, built in the US or an American engineered car built in Canada or a German car built in the US or an America, German, Japanese, French engineered car built in China? Hello!! Where have you been?

      unreasonably overpriced? Depends on how you look at it.
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