The still interesting third generation of the Volkswagen Scirocco coupe – one of the most out of place VW models from the current lineup – has been around for almost a decade now.
The model appeared back in 2008 – when exciting cars still managed to slip to the market through the management’s claws – and was refreshed back in 2014. It’s a breath of fresh air compared to other models in the range – but inside and from the technological standpoint it has lived its life. According to a recent report, the next generation will be even more modern, as it will exclusively be powered by electricity. Fortunately, the model will retain its attractiveness – two-door sports coupe, fun to drive and surprisingly (for a VW) good looking.
Volkswagen R&D director Frank Welsch recently talked to media and said the roots of the new car will be embedded in the Scirocco treatment. “For me, we can only use [Scirocco] for a sporty two-door coupe,” Welsch explained. “We are not clear on how we will do such a car, and are thinking whether we do an interesting concept based on our electric platform; this could be a great and fun car. We are thinking about options for a new small coupe.” Naturally, if greenlit as an EV, the new Scirocco will use the MEB architecture – designed solely for battery cars.