Out the door: 100,000 VW Sciroccos
19th August, 2010
Since its market launch in 1974, this compact sports coupé has
been the most successful Volkswagen in its segment: 795,650 vehicles were sold up to 1992.
Currently, the third generation is being manufactured.
On 6th August 2010, at the VW Autoeuropa - Automóveis Ltda. plant in Portugal, just two years after its market
launch, the hundred-thousandth third-generation Scirocco rolled off the production line. "The Scirocco is one
of the most important cars that we produce. For myself personally, it was a moving moment", said Andreas
Hinrichs, Autoeuropa Plant Manager.
The celebrated model is a Scirocco R 2.0 TSI, in Rising Blue Metallic, with a Titan Black interior, radio
navigation system, Park Pilot and a tilting sunroof. In southern Portugal, with 3,000 employees, Volkswagen
produces the Volkswagen Eos, the new Sharan and, since 2008, the third generation of the Scirocco.
With its attractive design and sporty appearance, the Volkswagen Scirocco leaves a lasting impression.
The Scirocco is looking good in motor sports just as it does on the open road: in 2008, the racing version of
the new Volkswagen Scirocco occupied top ranks at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. In its first time at the
competition in 2009, the Scirocco GT24-CNG (natural gas) won in the alternative-drive class.