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NewsVolkswagen Reportedly Planning Boxster-Related New Scirocco

Volkswagen Reportedly Planning Boxster-Related New Scirocco

New Scirocco could blow into VW dealers

  • New ‘Roc could arrive in 2028

  • Would share platform with Porsche and Audi TT

One of the coolest Volkswagens of all could be making a comeback. The Volkswagen Scirocco coupe could return as an electric model, with vintage styling and the possibility of a twin-motor monster R model.

Autocar reports that Volkswagen is in discussions about the new ‘Roc as part of a wider plan for some new sports cars. The project would include a next-gen Porsche Boxster/Cayman a Cupra model, and even a new Audi TT. The site said that a high-ranking company insider spilled the tea about the talks.

That inside said that the new Scirocco could hit the market as soon as 2028 if the production go-ahead is given.

So what’s stopping it? VW brand boss Thomas Schäfer, who needs to approve the plan.

The new Volkswagen Scirocco would sit above the ID.3 hatch. The report says that it would use a version of the PPE platform used for the new Boxster and Cayman, not the bones of the upcoming electric Golf. A battery mounted in the center tunnel and behind the cabin would make it sort of like a mid-engine gas car, and allow some very interesting proportions.

Autocar also said that the platform would have more than one wheelbase. That would allow for a two-seat Porsche and a 2+2 VW and Audi to co-exist. Initial design proposals for the car are said to have been penned shortly after Andreas Mindt arrived as the head of design at VW.

Volkswagen has built three generations of the ‘Roc, which launched just ahead of the first Golf in 1974. The second-gen of the angular model ran from 1982-1992, and the name lived again from 2008-2017.



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