Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st March 2008, 12:20   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
khanak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai/Toronto
Posts: 2,734
Thanked: 128 Times
Default The VW Scirocco

Quote:
As we say in the biz, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, so you might as well squeeze out what's left. After two official images of the yet-to-debut 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco hit the web the other day, a couple of sites have decided just to publish the whole lot of pre-release images. There are seven in total now (VW will likely release dozens more after the car debuts in Geneva next week), including a pair of interior pics that show, surprise, surprise, a cockpit that appears remarkably similar to the one in the Golf and Jetta. Despite that, the deeply bolstered tan leather seats are stitched with a nifty retro pattern that makes us want to crank the cassette player to 11. There's more info about the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco that we'd like to tell you, but it's embargoed until Monday. It's highly unlikely, however, that this tube of toothpaste won't be squeezed dry by then.




Source - Geneva Leakage: Remaining 2009 VW Scirocco pics surface - Autoblog
khanak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2008, 12:43   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,892
Thanked: 9,729 Times
Default

This car is going to replace my Skoda in a couple of years - money, roads, family etc willing
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2008, 12:55   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
khanak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai/Toronto
Posts: 2,734
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
This car is going to replace my Skoda in a couple of years - money, roads, family etc willing
More importantly - VW willing.
khanak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2008, 13:11   #4
BHPian
 
ishotmydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 594
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

what size are the rims on that car!! they are huge. lovely looking car though. how much is it expected to cost?
ishotmydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2008, 20:40   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
khanak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai/Toronto
Posts: 2,734
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ishotmydog View Post
what size are the rims on that car!! they are huge. lovely looking car though. how much is it expected to cost?
Im assuming it will be around Golf GTi levels.
khanak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2008, 21:41   #6
BHPian
 
ishotmydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 594
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

looks sleeker than the golf, atleast for me. hope it comes to india.
ishotmydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2008, 13:54   #7
BHPian
 
Rotorhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 933
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khanak View Post
Nice looking car..a more prominent front wheel arch IMO should add a lot of character to the car and make it look more sportier..
Rotorhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2008, 21:27   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Sweet! This should be a fun car to drive. Nice wheels too!
I bet it'll surpass the Golf GTi in all standards..
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd March 2008, 21:43   #9
BHPian
 
highwayblaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago/Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 771
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

This car is bulkier than the Golf. I hope they come up with an AWD 3.2litre just like the VW R32 it'll do more justice to the weight and bulk of this car than a mere FWD.
highwayblaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2008, 13:49   #10
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NAMMA BENGALURU
Posts: 5,613
Thanked: 2,459 Times
Default

Hey guys our member Blueoyster owns the scirocco.

Not the latest but can be graded a classic one or maybe an old scirocco.
PAVAN KADAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2011, 19:12   #11
BHPian
 
sonic_boom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 135
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Any scoop on if / when the VW Scirocco is being launched in India??

Does VW India have any plans of launching the stunning Scirocco in India? At least the 1.4. I believe it would serve as a good second car for people who have a taste for radical design. Anything in the 8-10L would be good considering the super delicious body and fire-breathing performance figures.
Even though it looks stunning in the pics, I would still say the pics dont do it justice
Attached Thumbnails
The VW Scirocco-volkswagen_scirocco.jpg  

sonic_boom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2011, 19:35   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
anekho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: .
Posts: 1,995
Thanked: 659 Times
Default Re: Any scoop on if / when the VW Scirocco is being launched in India??

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonic_boom View Post
Does VW India have any plans of launching the stunning Scirocco in India? At least the 1.4. I believe it would serve as a good second car for people who have a taste for radical design. Anything in the 8-10L would be good considering the super delicious body and fire-breathing performance figures.
Even though it looks stunning in the pics, I would still say the pics dont do it justice
I'm pretty sure VW have absolutely NO intention of bringing the Scirocco here.

1) They're here to do numbers. Key focus for now would be getting the Polo to stay on the charts with the New Swift around, making sure Vento keeps wooing City/Verna customers, making sure the New Jetta hits the sweet spot and hoping the Passat gets some of the Superb's glory.

2) I think VW's growth strategy in India, would rely on getting their budget car UP right. With a slew of new launches in the supermini segment (read: Hyundai's H800, Maruti's new small car, Honda brio etc) VW could be a real game changer with an affordable German small car!

3) While bringing the Scirocco here as a CBU/CKD could be a good brand building exercise, the Scirocco is an expensive car with price tag of ~ 23000 Euros (~15L) for the base versions! Bringing (CBU) a moderately equipped version over here and then the additional import duties and we're looking at a ~30L price tag! Not sure how much it would succeed at that price point even as a premium, brand building car.

4) Realistically we could hope for a Polo GTI (or at least a version on those lines) with kitted out interiors (Sunroof, Navi etc.) a sweet motor (1.4 TSI?) sportier handling and ride for about 12L! Oh and those beautiful European-spec headlights!

That said the Scirocco is a beautiful machine and I'd love to see them on the roads

Cheers!

Last edited by anekho : 29th August 2011 at 19:43.
anekho is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2011, 19:51   #13
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,698
Thanked: 3,889 Times
Default Re: Any scoop on if / when the VW Scirocco is being launched in India??

Well, its a fashionable looking Golf. They don't have any plans for the Golf itself (unless the market warms up to big hatchbacks), and hence I feel the Scirocco is a distant possibility
vb-san is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2011, 20:00   #14
LNK
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 43
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Any scoop on if / when the VW Scirocco is being launched in India??

Probably Not, for a long long time. We'd our shot at a stunning looking car with the SRV (chevy's), at 8-10L. That's as close as we'll get, for now. And yes, the Scirocco looks quite awesome, in fact the present Polos etc have a similar front face, nothing striking but something to tell they're all blood related.
LNK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th August 2011, 00:26   #15
BHPian
 
sonic_boom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 135
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Re: Any scoop on if / when the VW Scirocco is being launched in India??

Quote:
Originally Posted by anekho View Post
I'm pretty sure VW have absolutely NO intention of bringing the Scirocco here.

3) While bringing the Scirocco here as a CBU/CKD could be a good brand building exercise, the Scirocco is an expensive car with price tag of ~ 23000 Euros (~15L) for the base versions! Bringing (CBU) a moderately equipped version over here and then the additional import duties and we're looking at a ~30L price tag! Not sure how much it would succeed at that price point even as a premium, brand building car.

Cheers!
30L is not that crazy except the fact that the Indian consumer has a mindset against expensive hatches ( chhoti gaadi line of thought )
Come on, didn't the grand old company give us a 50L Evo, which btw is a pain to drive in the city.


Quote:
Originally Posted by vb-san View Post
Well, its a fashionable looking Golf. They don't have any plans for the Golf itself (unless the market warms up to big hatchbacks), and hence I feel the Scirocco is a distant possibility
It's more than just a fancy Golf VB. I know they share the headlights but just look at that fine rear

Quote:
Originally Posted by LNK View Post
Probably Not, for a long long time. We'd our shot at a stunning looking car with the SRV (chevy's), at 8-10L. That's as close as we'll get, for now. And yes, the Scirocco looks quite awesome, in fact the present Polos etc have a similar front face, nothing striking but something to tell they're all blood related.
Yeah LNK, the SRV was just stunning looking , and the story ended there.
sonic_boom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oshan Kothadia makes debut in VW Scirocco Cup jalsa777 Int'l Motorsport 4 8th May 2012 18:00
1 Year & 10K clicks on "My Scirocco" - Getz Prime GLS Vik0728 Long-Term Ownership Reviews 0 14th July 2011 09:38
Indian driver - Aditya Patel - finishes 4th @ Round 2 of Scirocco R-Cup 2011 GTO Int'l Motorsport 1 7th June 2011 09:54
Volkswagen Scirocco R20T..!! AyAn! The International Automotive Scene 2 13th September 2009 11:49
Pics: Volkswagen Scirocco Gordon Super-Cars & Imports in India 25 14th November 2005 14:39


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks