New Volkswagen Scirocco Revealed

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
new volkswagen scirocco revealed

Embargo – over. Pictures – out. And the 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco looks like… a Golf with a sleeker nose. Seriously, this is it? So they say over at Motor Authority, where these "official" pictures have been posted. It looks good, but mainly like a Golf with a sleeker nose. The rear end is somewhat different, but the back window is still about as vertical as it is on the GTI. I was expecting more of a coupe, but this is a Golf with a sleeker nose. To be frank (or Robert), without a horizontal-slatted grill and the big VW logo, it doesn't even resemble the rest of the VW lineup. Apparently, this is the beginning of a new styling direction from VW called "put a better front end on existing bodies." We'll bring you the details as they come in… and complain about them.

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  • Shaker Shaker on Feb 29, 2008

    Depends on how much they want for it. If they want $30k, they ain't gonna get it, 'cause it looks like a Golf... with a sleeker nose.

  • AKM AKM on Feb 29, 2008

    Definitely looks like a rip-off of the C30. Given that VW competes with Volvo in prices and luxury aspiration, it makes sense. I'd like to see it in person, but it doesn't rock my world.

  • Strippo Strippo on Feb 29, 2008

    The difference is the C30 is perceived as a unique offering in the Volvo lineup. There are only so many ways that VW/Audi can repackage the Golf before people start to become disinterested in each new variant.

  • Hoove Hoove on Feb 29, 2008

    Curse you VW! This car is road kill. A flattened Rabbit!