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Is Volkswagen Finally Working on a New Scirocco?

by Steven Cole-Smith
22 February 2024 1 min read
Is Volkswagen Finally Working on a New Scirocco?
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It seems every few years we get wind of a new Scirocco model (the name, by the way, means a strong wind from the Sahara), but so far, nothing. Until now, perhaps: Autocar suggests that the Volkswagen Scirocco may be “primed for comeback as [an] EV sports coupe.”

The publication claims that a “high-ranking insider” revealed that the VW Scirocco could be part of a plan that would include the electric Porsche Boxster and Cayman, a new version of the Audi TT, and a production version of the Cupra Dark Rebel, which has been shown as a concept. Cupra is a Spanish brand.

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The four-passenger, all-electric Scirocco would be built, Autocar speculates, on a stretched version of the PPE platform which is being developed for the new Boxster and Cayman. It could be rear-wheel drive and powered by a single motor, or all-wheel drive with a motor at each end, or likely both. The higher-powered version could be marketed as a Scirocco R.

Assuming it’s true, when might we see a new Scirocco? As early as 2028, “if ultimately granted production approval by Volkswagen brand CEO Thomas Schäfer,” says Autocar.

We’ve reached out to VW about the rumor, and expectedly got back: “No comment.” Watch this space…

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