Spy Shots: Volkswagen Scirocco TDI spotted in California

An eagle-eyed reader was minding his own business when he happened to spot a Volkswagen Scirocco in San Francisco, which is interesting in itself because the revived model is not available in the United States. Even more interesting was the fact that the car prominently displayed a TDI badge on its flanks, meaning that there is an oil-burner underhood. So, what does all of this mean? Probably nothing. As we mentioned when we wrote about a recent Volvo C30 diesel which was spotted in Arizona, many manufacturers, including those originally from Europe, choose to test their fleet of cars in the hot climate of the Southwestern U.S. Note that the Scirocco picture plainly shows that the car is registered with Arizona license plates. So, as much as we would love to see Volkswagen bring its sporty hatchback over to our shores -- and especially with the TDI engine option -- this particular car isn't really proof of such. We can still dream, though. Thanks for the tip, Jerry!

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