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Volkswagen Scirocco R, the fast but wind: Motoramic Drives

If you ask the at Merriam Webster, they’ll you that the word Scirocco — or accurately, Sirocco — is a hot dust-laden from the Libyan deserts blows on the northern Mediterranean But to a Volkswagen fan, Scirocco is a hatchback rendered in a lower-slung, package, a car so beguiling it has taken on status.

The Scirocco was first in the late 1970s and was sold in two through the early 1990s. a 16-year break, the Scirocco was back in the form of the slinky you see here. Well, for Europe, the U.S. market has been the new Scirocco, much to the chagrin of VWs enthusiasts here. After a spin in one brought to America by VW, we can say indeed, we’re missing out on one car.

First, the looks. The Scirocco is two inches longer and an inch and a wider than the Golf, but has a lower roof. The long, side windows taper toward the rear of the car, the rear fenders appear flared. A stubby, convex features a flip-up tailgate a rather high cargo liftover, but no one really cares this car’s practicality, a style statement.

The R model look that much than the standard Scirocco. the gaping front grilles LED daytime running lights, five-spoke wheels, fat dual tips, and R badge set the top-dog apart from the pack. it really differs from the is under the skin, where its four-cylinder turbocharged engine is up to 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is still drive, and is offered with a of six-speed manual or seven-speed clutch automatic transmissions car was equipped with the latter). The drops the body a tad and is stiffer, brakes are upgraded in turn.

The R model’s upgrades may seem but they pay big dividends on the road, the car’s wonderfully visceral is more engaging than any other VW model sold The robust turbocharger provides a and delay-free rush of acceleration, and the DSG shifts so crisp and immediate in manual and mind-reading sport modes that it deserves a nod for Brakes grab quickly and you down to sanity with Road textures transmit a suspension that feels stiff, but far from brittle.

Steering is heavy at low speeds, letting you forget this is a car and not a ’79 Buick Electra. The steering stay heavy, though, up at higher speeds, though accuracy remains razor Front-wheel-drive cars are rarely communicative, and almost none do so a job managing the torque-steer tug.

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The R is not perfect, however. The bolstered sport seats, for example, keep you firmly in place no how hard you turn left or are mounted so low to the floor that the column and dash feel a too high (the same feeling applies to the Audi TT, Golf derivative). And the interior however classy, won’t win any for originality, with many shared with the Golf-based Gotta love that steering wheel, though.

Now back to why Volkswagen teased us this home-market honey in the place. It appears that Volkswagen is starting to build a case for the Scirocco’s return to Could it find some here? Obviously yes, any car this great is going to at least a few customers happy. We there’s even a decent for one of the less-powerful Scirocco models VW also builds (though we to admit that an underpowered would be rather pointless).

But enthusiasm for the Scirocco doesn’t that VW will grant it a visa. VW already has the GTI and Golf R, of which VW believes would be by the sexier Scirocco. And we completely as we have yet to meet a GTI driver doesn’t salivate over the and rue VW’s decision not to give the Scirocco as a second way for them to VW fistfuls of their money.

There is hope, however. The VW has very ambitious sales — one million annual vehicle in the U.S. by 2018. In order to run high a tally, it will to fill every niche. And VW of America spokespeople firmly that the company has no plans to the Scirocco here in the form you see (which is about to undergo a update), they say that the model will share the Golf’s new modular platform and be assembled in Mexico alongside Golfs. Considering VW’s then, and the pent-up demand for the here in the U.S. it looks a reintroduction to the U.S. market by 2018 less of a mere than a probability.

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