And now for some rather unfortunate news: despite all sorts of clamoring by American VW fans and enthusiasts, the Volkswagen Scirocco isn’t coming to the U.S., and isn’t likely to in the future.
In April, Volkswagen board member responsible for development, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser told MotorTrend that the Golf is more in line with what American car buyers want, specifically referring to practicality and decent rear seat space.
“All these things Americans like to have,” said Dr. Neusser
By comparison, the sleek body of the Scirocco takes a lot of that functionality away, cutting the amount of doors to two and featuring rather cramped rear seats. And, as MT says, the four-door Golf can be “all things to all buyers”.
The Scirocco has been available in international markets such as Europe since 2008, and in Oceania thereafter. It is based on Volkswagen’s PQ35 platform that underpinned the Mk5 Volkswagen Golf and is manufactured at the AutoEuropa assembly plant in Palmela, Portugal, which makes supply of the vehicle constrained.