Volkswagen Has Killed The Scirocco And We're A Bit Sad About It

Despite being one of Volkswagen's more characterful cars, the Scirocco just isn't making the company enough dollar, so production has stopped for good
Volkswagen Has Killed The Scirocco And We're A Bit Sad About It

Volkswagen has confirmed that the Scirocco is dead. The nimble compact coupe, which we really liked, has already ceased production even as you read this.

As the company restructures in the wake of its diesel-related naughtiness, less profitable models are being killed off. The Scirocco’s place in the range has been undermined by the success of the latest fast Golfs, which feel a lot more modern.

Volkswagen Has Killed The Scirocco And We're A Bit Sad About It

It’s a shame. I liked the Scirocco from the first time I drove it in 2008. A punchy, eager petrol engine, pointy handling and loads of grip meant it was genuinely entertaining; much more so than the slightly flat Golfs of the era.

A Passat-derived rear axle was part of the reason the Scirocco felt different, along with its lower driving position and more purposeful cabin, but it hasn’t been developed at the same pace as other VWs in the stable. Now it’s surplus to requirements.

Volkswagen Has Killed The Scirocco And We're A Bit Sad About It

It may resurface at a later point, if Volkswagen wants its small, sharp-looking three-door model back. But if it ever does, you can bet it won’t have the turbocharged petrol engine any more. Rest in peace, Scirocco, and may you find many caring owners in the classifieds.




10/13/2017 - 20:51 |
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Why they didn’t sell them in North America I’ll never know!

10/13/2017 - 23:53 |
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Lord Saucius The Divine

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Not sold in North America due to potential cannibalism from gti

08/06/2019 - 13:52 |
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Daksh Pat

we didnt even get it in north america yet :/

10/14/2017 - 00:23 |
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Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

“Volkswagen has killed the Scirocco”

North America: “Wait, that VW was still a thing?”

(FYI European guys, the Scirocco disappeared from North America in 1989)

10/14/2017 - 03:56 |
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The moment I saw it, I thought it looked amazing, and (according to the reviews, since I have never driven or seen one in reality…) it is a blast to drive, too. RIP Scirocco

10/14/2017 - 04:39 |
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If youve never driven one, do yourself a favour and drive one! They’re surprisingly good even as a plain 1.4! Tight chassis, much brtter steering than a golf and a sporty interior.

10/14/2017 - 07:05 |
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10/15/2017 - 23:59 |
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faialnuno (#Cars=life)

Better grab one before the prices rocket up

10/16/2017 - 13:27 |
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