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Volkswagen Scirocco Sales Figures

Volkswagen Scirocco

The Volkswagen Scirocco is a compact, front-wheel-drive sport coupe produced by the German automaker Volkswagen. The Scirocco has been through several generations since its inception, with each bringing its unique style and engineering advancements.

  1. First Generation (1974-1981):
    • Introduced in 1974, the first-generation Scirocco was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It was essentially a sportier replacement for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and was based on the Golf’s (then Rabbit’s in the U.S.) platform.
    • This generation had a transversely mounted front engine, which was a departure from the rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration of its predecessor, the Karmann Ghia.
  2. Second Generation (1981-1992):
    • The second-generation Scirocco, sometimes referred to as the “Mk2,” was launched in 1981. It featured a more rounded and aerodynamic design compared to its predecessor.
    • Engine options were expanded, and the car overall had improved performance and features. This generation solidified the Scirocco’s reputation as a sporty yet accessible compact coupe.
  3. Third Generation (2008-2017):
    • After a long hiatus, Volkswagen reintroduced the Scirocco in 2008, based on the PQ35 platform, which is shared with models like the Golf Mk5/Mk6.
    • The design was completely modernized, with a sleeker profile, aggressive front fascia, and contemporary interior features.
    • The third-generation Scirocco had a range of engine options, including TSI (turbocharged petrol) and TDI (diesel) versions. The sportiest variant, the Scirocco R, came equipped with a 2.0-liter TSI engine producing around 280 horsepower.
    • This generation, while popular in many markets, was not sold in the U.S., mainly due to regulatory and market considerations.

Volkswagen Scirocco Europe Sales Data & Charts

Europe Annual Sales

Year Sales Units
2007 42
2008 8,898
2009 45,248
2010 35,766
2011 26,909
2012 15,491
2013 11,828
2014 10,093
2015 12,035
2016 10,752
2017 8,657
2018 958
2019 3

Europe Annual Growth