Vw celebrates the one millionth Scirocco with special edition

Article by Christian A., on May 6, 2013

Volkswagen is celebrating the milestone of producing one million units of the Scirocco sports coupé by launching a special edition version. The Scirocco Million, which is available just in Germany and China, is painted black and features several unique styling features such as R-Line bumpers, R-Line side sills, smoked tail lights, ‘Million’ stickers on the wings and dark tinted rear windows.

The special model’s interior features include black leather upholstery with orange contrasting stitching. It also gets additional orange highlights as well as ‘Million’ decals on the door sills. Moreover, the Scirocco Million comes painted in Deep Black Metallic color and can be recognized at first glance by its sporty accent strip (in the middle of the body), the exterior rear mirror caps painted in “Galvanic Grey” and its “Interlagos” 18-inch alloy wheels.

Furthermore, the interior features standard leather seating (type “Vienna” in black) with contrasting seams in “Snap Orange.” The Scirocco Million customers can get one of the three different petrol engines (TSI) and two diesel engines (TDI). The TSI have output ratings of 90 kW / 122 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 155 kW / 210 PS, while the TDIs develop 103 kW / 140 PS and 130 kW / 177 PS.

For those who don’t know, Volkswagen launched the first generation Scirocco in 1974. The automaker introduced the second generation in 1981. It stayed in production until 1992. The automaker built a total of 795,650 Mk I and II Sciroccos. In 2008, the third generation Scirocco was launched. It took less than five years for over 204,350 units to be sold.

Volkswagen has always been known for its trademark, unique, iconic look. That Volkswagen is venturing into new horizons by giving the brand a new "face" in the Scirocco is indicative of Volkswagen's willingness to take risks and reinvent itself.

The Volkswagen Design team of Klaus Bischoff, Marc Lichte, and Walter de Silva used the original Iroc Concept shown at the 2006 Paris Motor Show as the inspiration for the Scirocco as they help usher in a revolutionary in the Volkswagen's look and design.

How much of a departure from the typical Volkswagen is the Scirocco? The Scirocco announces its sports car quality through its frameless doors. The car has a vertical tailgate and long roof to go with its steep hatch, not the usual Volkswagen coupe that shows a roof that slopes. The Scirocco showcases unique chrome-backed headlights that outline the front airdams and grille element. It also has the Volkswagen roundel located at the bonnet, with haunches pronounced as they venture into the rear wheel arches and into the rear lights and hatchback boots.

Worth noting though that the Volkswagen Scirocco is not all about style, but it is as much about functionality. It features aerodynamic wings that boost its performance and upright rear and short overhangs to give the interior more space for better comfort.

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