Sure we have the two-door GTI, but it doesn’t have the styling and appeal of the modern Scirocco. Buyers in North America had a narrow window to buy a Scirocco before it was replaced by the Corrado in 1988. When Volkswagen updated its styling language, the Scirocco became a shining example of VW’s top design.
If you really hate feeling left out, we won’t bring up the Scirocco R – oh wait, we just did. Basically a front-wheel drive version of the Golf R it currently makes 276 hp.
Every year, Volkswagen teases us with the idea of actually bringing the Scirocco to the North American market and every year we patiently wait. Maybe 2014 will be different.