• Feb 29, 2008
Click above image to view all new high-res shots of the VW Scirocco

As we say in the biz, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, so you might as well squeeze out what's left. After two official images of the yet-to-debut 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco hit the web the other day, a couple of sites have decided just to publish the whole lot of pre-release images. There are seven in total now (VW will likely release dozens more after the car debuts in Geneva next week), including a pair of interior pics that show, surprise, surprise, a cockpit that appears remarkably similar to the one in the Golf and Jetta. Despite that, the deeply bolstered tan leather seats are stitched with a nifty retro pattern that makes us want to crank the cassette player to 11. There's more info about the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco that we'd like to tell you, but it's embargoed until Monday. It's highly unlikely, however, that this tube of toothpaste won't be squeezed dry by then.


[Source: Carscoop, The Car Connection]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Peugeot wannabe?
        • 6 Years Ago
        well... yes, thin pillars with nice graceful lightness... i agree. but good luck with crash test result and achieving structural rigidty with thin pillars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      brilliant
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that really is a nice looking car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dave, I actually agree with you about the price on a top line model with a 2.5T/Quattro (270+hp) starting in the $25K range. I was referring to the base 2.0T FWD (220-230hp) model starting at $21K range, to put in more inline with other cars in the same category, if they brought it stateside.

      Even if they did bring it stateside any Audi TT buyer would not be looking at a VW. Audi has brought itself to the point where it has made a name for itself in the luxury market. Besides with the new TT-S (272hp) and the new TT-RS (365hp), I think Audi shoppers have plenty to look forward to not to mention the beautiful plush interiors.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The back seats remind me of my '76 911 fold ups. What a beautiful interior. Why can't we get nice small cars over here too? Why is it so hard for domestics to copy these great European stylish cars? We get bland Japanese or domestic cars that I don't even want to park next to. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hehe, if you are that sour about other interiors, a GTI with leather is fairly similar to this one... The big differences in the GTI are the black seats (as opposed to that wonderful brown), rear bench (as opposed to rear buckets), different doors, a black stereo bezel (as opposed to silver), and rectangular vents (the ones on the scirocco are also seen on the Eos).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, Chase, I've never seen the new GTI seats. If they look like this but in black, that pretty nice. I've gone to the local annual car shows and never see anything nice except the expensive luxury cars. Usually I see cheap leatherette style seats in lower priced cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Here's a picture of the GTI's leather...
        http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1286/screengti0131280x800mp8.jpg

        That's a pretty mediocre picture too... it looks better in person.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My grandma has alzheimer's and she says something like that every time she takes a ride. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sigh...The Iroc is the ugly stepchild of this car.. When I saw the show car and heard that we would not be getting the Scirocco, I didn't mind. Now after seeing the final design I am pissed. VW of america was right, I would pick this over an R32 or GTI. But isn't that a good thing?? I would still be buying a VW. The Rabbit hatchback body cant hold a candle to this beauty. Oh Well, one more car to lust after that I can't get here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      One more thing - this is a total parts bin interior. The dash is from the Eos and the sears are the sport package for the Passat. Nice parts bin at least...
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the bomb!
      why cant we ever get the good bombs in the US?
      Im seriously considering emigrating to europe just for the cars...
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugh, if I wanted an eos interior, I'd buy an eos. I'm not in the least bit impressed, the rear is even less practical and usable then the GTi, the rear view is impossibly difficult, and the rear and front proportions are all off. trash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As the next GTI it looks fine, but as a Scirroco I'm underwhelmed. I was hoping for a more sporty coupe-like car instead of another Golf. The Scirroco USED to be a different looking profile from the Rabbit but I guess VW is stuck in the mainstream mindset on this one. Pity.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is how the latest Subaru Impreza should have looked like. Imagine this exterior, an interior combining the best features of both cars, and the mechanicals of Subaru! Now that would have been Near Perfect!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pass on the subi mechanics thanx !
      • 6 Years Ago
      Being an original Scirocco enthusiast (Is it "urScirocco" now?), I guess I'm alone on this one. This car misses the mark. It looks like VWs interpretation of a mid-90s Honda Civic hatchback. If VW's purpose was to offer Rabbit/Golf/GTI buyers a design package, then they've succeeded. If VW's purpose was to create a modern car the embodied the spirit of the original (e.g. design that departs from the corporate face, cues of future direction both style wise and mechanically, etc.), they missed by about as much as they missed with the new GTI embodying the original.

      Also, if history repeats, expect this car to cost between 15-20% higher than the GTI. That's roughly where the MkI, MkII, and Corrado were in relation to their GTI counterparts.
        • 6 Years Ago
        VW never wanted to make orginal Scirocco remake with the new Scirocco..
        The Scirocco of the past was a turn point for VW ... for this reason they use the name again... one turn point is to get away from that boring front design of Jetta/Golf/Passat/Eos

        This Scirocco will be cheaper as a GTI which cost 25,650Euro in Germany, the Scirocco will start at 23,000Euro in Germany (prices including 19% VAT)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I personally really like it alot, much more so than any of the MkV line up. Although, even if they were to bring it over in superior trim (some sort of Vr6 and Haldex) I dont know if I would trade my MkIv R32 in for it.

        If anything, I would really like to get those seats for my aging SLC.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Quote:
        "VW never wanted to make orginal Scirocco remake with the new Scirocco..
        The Scirocco of the past was a turn point for VW ... for this reason they use the name again... one turn point is to get away from that boring front design of Jetta/Golf/Passat/Eos"

        I'm not saying they were trying to remake the original Scirocco. But to your (our) point, the Scirocco represented a turning point/change. This is no turning point. This is badge engineering. This Scirocco is to the Rabbit/GTI/Jetta what Mercury is to Ford.
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