Do you miss the opportunity to buy a Volkswagen Scirocco? You're not alone. Of all the Volkswagen Group products offered overseas but not in these United States, the Scirocco tops our list. (Though we understand there are plenty out there pining for a Transporter van.) Discontinued in its previous iteration in 1988, the Scirocco made its triumphant return to the market in 2008, but with the global financial crisis setting in around the sometime, Volkswagen wasn't up to spreading itself thin enough to bring it here.

That could change with the next-generation model, however. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen is working on a next-generation Scirocco, and this one could very well make it Stateside. This according to Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning, who admitted as much while speaking with journalists at the New York Auto Show this past week. While it's unclear if he's referring to a facelifted version of the current model (expected to launch next year) or an all-new model, the prospect of finding a Scirocco – any Scirocco – in U.S. showrooms is tantalizing.

While he was at it, Browning reportedly also suggested the Passat Alltrack – which was shown in "concept" form in New York – could be sold here in diesel form, which strikes us as tantalizing (if expensive). Further, Browning reiterated that the company is looking into a mid-size crossover to slot in between the Tiguan and the Touareg, something we've heard before and fully expect to happen.


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      judgesmails
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's the Scirocco R pictured, which is pretty lustworthy - can we get that one, too? Oh please oh please..
      bugvey41
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is a real head-turner, and the R version makes a perfect noise. I'm lucky to live in Europe...
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bugvey41
        i hate you
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bugvey41
        I'm unlucky to be temporarily stationed in Europe, and have to see one of these everyday. Though if they release it for the states maybe I'm not so unlucky after all.
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everybody chant...Scirocco, Scirocco, Scirocco, Scirocco...
      Quen47
      • 2 Years Ago
      About freaking time. Love the looks of the current one and it's apparently better to drive that a GTI because of the lower center of gravity. I do question how this will do now that the Toyobaru twins are out with rear wheel drive, but a Scirocco with a little more power than a GTI could slot in above it nicely.
      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would trade my MINI S in yesterday to get my hands on a Scirocco R... or even a regular Scirocco in the U.S. DO IT VW!
      Phontsolo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw a Scirocco R in Thailand, in person. And it was amazing. VW made a mistake by not bringing it to the US. It would have sold. And now if they truly are bringing it over, it will sell.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      Scirocco. I dont understand why it never came here. If there is no market for a more stylized, less practical Golf, why bother giving us the Beetle? Give us the Scirocco, it should do much better than the Beetle. While the Bug is a girly car that's been given a little testosterone, the 'Rocco is just perfect. What I would do for a Rocco R...
      donnieorama
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the latest Scirocco. Sure, the previous car brought to the US was one of the worst built cars ever--but it was still cool.
      rllama
      • 2 Years Ago
      This article is only here so that two weeks from now they can post the "Scirocco is still not coming to the US" article in two weeks, along with the standard lines about nobody buying hatchbacks in North America.
      Smooth
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Scirocco should come here. It is a GORGEOUS car and many people would love to own it. I'd be Team VW for sure if it came here!!!! I really hope it does....
      The Cory Jihad
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't believe no one has mentioned the Alltrack. I'd trade my Focus for that in a hearbeat if I could get it in a stick with decent equipment, regardless of motor. Of course I'd love the diesel, but with diesel fuel hitting $4.50 a gallon in my area, I'd be fine with a small turbo 4.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Solution to the "It's going to eat GTI sales!" problem Scirocco: $23 k, 210 hp from the 1.8 turbo that VW is rumored to be bringing out. FWD only. Choice of 5 spd manual and 6 spd torque converter automatic. Stripped down, lightweight, Spartan, and marketed as an alternative to the BRZ GTI- 2.0 turbo, 270 hp, FWD with an option of AWD, 6spd manual only, $29 k. Now a true WRX/MS3 competitor Golf R-3.6 VR6, 320 hp, 6 spd manual or DSG. Much more luxurous inside, with lots of techy options. $38 k.
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