1974 1992 Volkswagen Scirocco History car review — Volkswagen Scirocco II

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Volkswagen Scirocco II

1974 — 1992 Scirocco History

The Volkswagen was a sporty hatchback sold by from 1974 through The model was highly succesful, and bolster VW’s reputation.

began work on the car during the 1970s as the replacement for the aging Ghia coupe, and designated it the 53 internally. As a cost-saving method, VW to use the A1 chassis shared with the and Jetta to underpin the new Scirocco, most every part of the car was in favor of a sporty-drive, and the model’s styling, penned by Giorgetto was sleeker and sportier than of either the Golf or Jetta. The went on sale in Europe in and in North America in 1975.

A re-designed MKII variant on sale in 1982, although it on the MKI platform and a more mild, redesign occurred in 1984, included few outward changes the 82’ model. A leather interior, windows and mirrors, air conditioning, and a sunroof were options for all

MKI models featured a range of engines with displacements 1.1 to 1.8 litres, all featuring a single-overhead and 2-valves per cylinder. The MKII brought with it a new 1.3 litre engine and an optional 1.8 litre, overhead camshaft motor 4-valves per cylinder. Although the 1.8 brought added performance to the it proved a somewhat questionable as late A2 Golf GTIs available with a more 16-valve 2.0 litre motor.

Scirocco sales continued 1988 in the United States, in Canada, and 1992 in Germany, it was by the Corrado in all markets.

Volkswagen I

VW’s evaluation code for the VW was EA 398. The Golf was actually to be announced as the Scirocco, the 53 would been called Scirocco As you know, VW changed this! The VW (designated internally by VW as the Type 53) was at the Geneva show in March — pre-dating by several the announcement of the other most VW of that decade — the The Scirocco filled the spot in model lineup vacated by the styled Karmann Ghia. The design was penned primarily by Giugiaro of Ital Design, refined in VW’s wind at Wolfsburg.

The 1974 model was with a 1.1 liter motor Scirocco L), a or a 1.5 liter powerplant in configurations (up to 85hp). Apparently, for only all models came the large two rectangular headlights for the TS model, which came the quad headlamps that used on all models from to 1981.

In 1976, VW unveiled the Scirocco GTi to This was a true performance car measured against it’s The Scirocco GTi was equiped with rear sway bars, front discs, and a high fuel injected engine.

year milestones:


to North American market.

Introduction of mono wiper on windshield.

Fuel Injection

Scirocco GTi unveiled.


around front turn introduced.

Black plastic replace previous metal or surfaced bumpers.

Scirocco GTi


5 Speed transmission


Volkswagen Scirocco II

Final Model

Volkswagen Scirocco II

As early as VW began to consider a redesign of the Sketches were made the designation EA 491 — a Scirocco for the Two basic requirements applied to the a more aerodynamic body as as more room for passengers and The work for the Scirocco 2 began at the end of and in the middle of 1977 several models were put together. design came from of Ital Design, the designer of the 1, whose Scirocco 2 alternative echoes the Scirocco1.

The design that VW settled on was internally by the VW design team up by Sch_fer. The Scirocco 2 which was in 1981 (1982 model retained much of the character of the Scirocco, but with smoother and aerodynamic body lines as as more passenger and luggage The new car was 6.5_ longer in European Luggage capacity was increased by 20% and was increased by 0.4_ up front and in the rear. Despite a longer and improved interior headroom, use of the wind tunnel in the design allowed VW to improve the Cd figure 0.42 on the Scirocco 1 to 0.38 on the 2. Whereas the Scirocco 1 was known at VW as a Type 53, the Scirocco 2 was known as a 53b.

The Scirocco 2 carried from the last Scirocco 1 the chassis and suspension (like the Golf 1, U.S. Rabbit, 1, Rabbit Convertible/Cabriolet _ both the 1 2 were built on the A1 chassis). feature carried forward the Scirocco 1 was the single front wiper. 1982 and 1983 were mono-wiper, but for unknown VW switched to a two wiper setup with 1984 model Sciroccos.

North American Market

The U.S. Scirocco carried the 1715cc 74 hp motor from the Scirocco. 1983 U.S. continued with the 1.7 motor the introduction of the Wolfsburg edition mid The Wolfsburg edition was equipped high level trim seats were an option for the time in the U.S.) and featured a _JH_ motor (90hp) to a close ratio transmission. The edition also featured and rear sway bars _ a that became standard on all US by the end of the 1983 model year. By all U.S. Sciroccos were with the JH motor. The 8V Scirocco feature the JH motor until the year it was offered in the U.S. The small rear wing on the 1982-1983 and early 1984 was replaced by a larger rear that ran the length of the hatch on 1984 models.

During year 1986, VW (finally) to offer a performance Scirocco to the market _ the Scirocco 16V. at 123hp and equipped with brakes and rear swaybar _ all on stylish 14_ _Teardrop_ alloy — the 5 spd only (no automatic charged 0-60 in just 7.8 Externally, the 16V featured a color bodykit and bumpers. Despite press and the introduction of the Scirocco U.S. Scirocco sales to dwindle and the Scirocco was dropped the U.S. lineup in 1989 as the A2 based Corrado was introduced to the market.

Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

The Scirocco 16v was a lived high performance coupe brought to the USA starting in 1/2. The Scirocco MK2 actually was and imported to America starting in but it all ended in 1988, for the USA at least. buyers were blessed 1989, and the very lucky held on until 1992. The was ultimately replaced in Volkswagens’ by the Corrado, which itself was short lived. Unfortunately, Americans couldn’t reconcile a sports coupe with a VW on the grille; twice.

When it was arguably at the peak of it’s potential, the Scirocco 16v awarded with power and VW practicality. The 16v raced from 0 to 60 in a mere 8 very powerful for the era. The designed bodywork helped the car through the air, and reduce lift by a reported 30 percent. The was a ’love-it’ or ’hate-it’ affair. If you a deep chin spoiler, skirts, rear valance, arches, colored bumpers, all colored; then this car was for Do not forget the rakish Fuba, used on the VW line for the Scirocco and now reused on almost all VW’s today.


A successor to the Scirocco is for 2008. The new Scirocco is said to be the version of the Volkswagen Concept R and be renamed the Rivo. It will be at Autoeuropa in Setubal, Portugal.

Volkswagen Scirocco II
Volkswagen Scirocco II
Volkswagen Scirocco II
Volkswagen Scirocco II
Volkswagen Scirocco II
Volkswagen Scirocco II


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