• Jan 17, 2011
Volkswagen Scirocco R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Whenever anyone brings up the Scirocco, we still can't help but wince a bit at the fact that the United States was snubbed from the car's second coming. Apparently we're not alone. According to USA Today, Volkswagen America head honcho Jonathan Browning wouldn't mind seeing the low-slung three-door on our shores, either. Browning said that while Volkswagen was unable to make a solid business case for bringing the Scirocco to the U.S. market the last time around, he still wants to see the car in our neck of the woods. Unfortunately, we may have to wait a few years before that happens.

Browning said that there were a few other more pressing items on his plate at the moment, including improving his company's quality and making the dealer experience more tolerable. Those seem like plenty noble goals, but we still wouldn't mind seeing the 'Rocco on American soil sooner rather than later. While we love the Golf GTI as much as the next lead-footed American, there's just something about a Scirocco that flips all the right switches.

We're waiting, VW.



[Source: USA Today]


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      Dub
      • 3 Years Ago
      VW, take note: My next car would have been a Scirocco, but since this is not here in the U.S. I won't be able to give you my money. I won't have any kind of quality or dealer experience since I won't own this car. Bring the car over THEN focus on the other goals. VW needs a sports car for the Folks.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh no, we dont want that thing. We want a fatter, uglier, cheaper jetta.
        • 3 Years Ago
        This car is handsome from every angle.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I keep thinking that a premium FWD sports car won't do well here because most all other manufacturers have given up on that market - but then, the Japanese haven't exactly moved on to cheap RWD sports cars either. No Silvia, no FT-86 (yet, still) and I really don't believe the Gen coupe has been that big a hit.

        So yeah, I am interested in seeing what VW has to bring to the table.
        • 3 Years Ago
        don't forget it goes from Berlin to Warsaw in one tank.
        • 3 Years Ago
        YES X eleventybillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!111!1!111!!!!!one!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        ^^ wasn't supposed to be a reply to post. rawr. oh well. BRING ME A ROCCO!!!!!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Only if it's the R!!!!!!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        had they brought this here already when it was first released they would be having issues not having enough cars to deliver
        in two more years the car will begin to loose it's newness and likely will not do as well
        though considering their recent boring trend, it might just still do very well
      • 3 Years Ago
      i do not like 90% of vw, and would never buy one myself, except maybe this one. I really love the style of it and the original Sciroccos and Corrados. i would go to the dealer and serioulsy consider this for my smaller city car (if it was affordable as well).
      idea #2, screw the golf 3 door.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this a Scion Scirocco?

      The Corrado was truer to the 1st gen Scirocco in looks

      This new car is UGLY, it also has hints of the C30

      Unless VW fixes their reliability issues and proves it, no Vee Dub for me. I had an 02 Jetta 1.8 and it was a disaster from the get go, had to be towed back to the dealer 5 times as I was dead on the road. I hear that Audi's fair no better and prices for parts are insane
      • 3 Years Ago
      In a few years?!?!?!?!

      Whats the point? A car that is 5 years old? That’s an eternity in the car world.

      God I hate these morons that think Americans don't want these great looking Euro cars.

      All we get is crappy 4 door sedans. Sick of it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Of course, the newbee needs ANYTHING European to try and keep/salvage the brand identity. With some genius making decisions of VW bastardizing itself with Chrylser minvans and Camry Passats, not to even speak of the previous marketing genius floating the lead balloon "rabbit" moniker.

      For VW to attain its stated goal of massive growth by 2018 or so it needs to FOCUS on it's brand identity. The interwebs and curious people KNOW what a VW is pity VOA talking heads have lost the plot. Polo - small economical 70mpg+; Golf; Jetta; Scirocco; Touran (yep a real VW C segment minivan); Passat (not as stated above an "American" version - in a word shameful); Tiguan. No Phaeton No Touareg. Small engines with grunt and all Bluemotion varities please.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes, bring this car to North America....and while you're at it, the Transporter T5 cargo please.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally sanity!..............The Scirocco is a really neat and beautiful(to me) car...........A sports car with useful space, Cool!!!!..........
      Carl
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've actually been contemplating the Volvo C30 (swiss - yuck) because of it's looks, comfort, and motor, but when I was in Singapore recently I saw a new Scirocco and just fell in love! What a hot little car! What is wrong with these American companies? All of the cars they make for us are ugly bricks that you can get in black, white, or gray. It's like the 1980's when all computers were beige bricks. Apple came out with some flare and kicked everyone else to the curb. WAKE UP AND OFFER CARS LIKE THIS IN THE US! STOP SELLING US CAFETERIA FOOD AND GIVE US SOME SPICE!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Such a hot car, unfortunately by the time we may get one it will probably be ruined by the snoozefest design language of VW lately and the poor reliability trade off won't be worth it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      maybe if it looked more like a Corrado or the original Scirocco:
      http://artandcolour.blogspot.com/2010/06/proper-vw-sports-coupe.html
        • 3 Years Ago
        sorry for the mildly incoherent reply earlier...outpatient procedure today and the drugs make me feel kinda funny.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm not a fan of VW's latest face, which debuted on the Sirocco.

        When I see an original one, which is rarely these days, I always turn to look at it. It still looks great, even with the chunky bumpers.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Very nice. I, too, would prefer a Corrado.
        Btw, whoever is the idiot with McDonald's marketing depart approved this commercial needs to be bytch slap 100x over for destroying a Corrado for a stupid commercial:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BCkzFOPxI
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh I would love them to bring back the Scirocco here. To bad everyone is SUV mad around here. Then again I can still order a HPA Scirocco.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do we have to get great cars 3 to 5 years after they've already come out in other countries. Or not get them at all. Why don't we get options? VW alone in the UK sells the Fox, Polo, Polo GTI, Golf, Golf GTI, R32, R20, Scirroco and Scirroco R. All hatchbacks! And VW says it's afraid that the Scirroco would eat into the Golf's market in the US? Seriously? At least bring them in limited numbers.

      Let the people decide what they want.
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