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Auto Express seems to have the inside scoop on a convertible variant of the upcoming Volkswagen Scirocco coupe, likely to go on sale sometime in 2009. The standard fixed-roof Scirocco is expected to take cues from the IROC concept that debuted back in Paris in 2006 and be built off the same architecture that underpins the Volkswagen Eos convertible. That will allow the convertible version of the Scirocco to benefit from a retractable hardtop mechanism inspired by the Eos, although VW's engineers will probably ditch the rear seats in an effort to maximize storage space. With the top up, parcels can be stowed with room to spare in the trunk, and when the urge to enjoy open-air motoring strikes, there'll be an ample amount of space to throw a murse and a few other amenities behind the front seats. Naturally, rollover hoops will be mounted to score points in the safety department.
[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      VW always has issues with self-competition. I have no idea what their marketing department is thinking.

      Someone has to have the balls to just say no to all those weenies who want to push their own agenda because "so and so car is their baby".
        • 7 Years Ago
        well that mentality did bring us the A8 and the Veyron and the R8... trouble is it also brings the Phaeton and the Eos. I love vw, love their ability to do anything regardless of market outcome unlike any other car company on earth, and still post a positive balance every year... but occasionally I just wonder why. If this makes it to the US in a folding hard-top, and the Polo GTI Cabrio as well, I'm sure VW will see Phaeton like sales for the former and Rabbit like sales for the latter... though they are slowly getting it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I like it. Thumbs up on the styling. Two thumbs down (and maybe a couple of toes too) if they lose the back seat.

        The Beetle Cabrio and the Eos are both officially chick cars, so give us guys a convertible with room for more than two people. Sometimes you want to bring TWO girls home...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sorry, a positive balance? You mean the billions of dollars in losses every year + massive job cuts?
      • 7 Years Ago
      My first new car was a 1988 Scirocco 16V. Most people were buying the Golf GTI tall hatch with the same mechanicals, but I definitely wanted the lower-slung (and less practical) "alternative."

      Likewise, I don't think buyers will have trouble differentiating this new Scirocco from the GTI or Eos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Front wheel drive?
      • 7 Years Ago
      pity it'll be a hardtop :/
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope it looks this good if it ever makes it into production
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would I want to put a male nurse behind the front seat?