Volkswagen America Boss Wants Scirocco In US

Volkswagen's lineup in the United States is taking an interesting turn with Scirocco. What was once regarded as a fun to drive, good looking and well-made vehicle arsenal, has been cheapened up to assist the automaker in its world domination scheme.

The new Jetta and Passat lead the way in this design change. The exterior styling has been toned down to be more acceptable to Americans and the prices have been reduced to compete with domestic and Japanese competition. Yet, Volkswagen might not have lost its soul just yet.

According to USA Today, Volkswagen America head Jonathon Browning stated that the gorgeously designed Scirocco should be in the United States, something that we agree with wholeheartedly.

"I'd love to ... We were not able to make the case to bring it in this (product) cycle, but in the future, I'd love to see it here in the US,” he said about the sports coupe.

Sadly, this dream might not come true. There are plenty of vehicles in the Volkswagen lineup and Browning has other items on his plate at the moment. Not to mention the fact that the last time the issue was brought up, Volkswagen turned it down.

As mention before, Browning has plenty of other things to get down, such as improving the brand’s quality, as well as the dealerships. USA Today reported that Volkswagen customers complained that the sales staff was not very knowledgeable on the products and rude at times, something, which is not acceptable in today’s age.

On top of that, there is a new vehicle coming to the United States very soon, the Golf R. Add that to two new sedans and unpleasant dealers and Browning might not have the time to argue the Scirocco’s case.

Still, despite all the hurdles, one can still hope.

[USA Today]

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