The decision has been made: no Volkswagen Scirocco for North America. Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen of America, revealed the decision to Car and Driver in an interview at the L.A. auto show.
The four-passenger coupe will go on sale in Europe in mid-2008. But the U.S. already has the GTI and the R32, which are enough halo vehicles for what is already a niche segment, Jacoby says.
“We need to focus on our core products,” he says, namely the Rabbit (Golf), Jetta, Passat, and the launch of the new Tiguan compact SUV. “The (2009 Scirocco) is lovely, but we can’t have everything.”
Source: Car and Driver