VW Iroc/Scirocco Concept hatchback

VW Iroc/Scirocco Concept hatchback
VW Iroc/Scirocco Concept

Volkswagen has decided to unveil its new Iroc/Scirocco Concept vehicle after embargo was broken and a couple of photos of the conceptual hatchback leaked into the Net. As you can see on the photos, the vehicle will feature rather plain exterior design, which is only mildly spiced up with the aluminum frame of its ‘gaping mouth’ radiator grille and ultra-low profile rubber that is wrapped around the sporty alloy wheels. The sexy interior with lots of curves and aluminum parts will most probably be swapped for the traditional black and grey, boringly functional job.

The photos make a good hint on how the upcoming Scirocco hot hatchback will look like when it is unveiled in 2008.

VW Iroc/Scirocco Concept

Although the Iroc/Scirocco is set to officially debut only in the second half of September during the motor show in Paris, the show will be rather spoiled since the hi-res images of the concept have already flooded the Internet.

Outside, the Iroc/Scirocco will feature something resembling the current corporate grill, shared with some variations between the VW and Audi.

The vehicle will be rather compact, being only 166,9 inches long, 70.8 inches wide and 55.1 inches high, which is close to the current Golf hatchback. So, the upcoming Scirocco will probably share the PQ35 platform with VW’s best seller.

The car will be equipped with the DSG gearbox, which will be mated with the 1.4-liter supercharged four-banger capable of producing a maximum of 210 hp.

With a planned curb weight of less than 1,360 kilograms, the Iroc/Scirocco will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 7.0 seconds, achieving a top speed of some 150 mph.

VW Iroc/Scirocco Concept (interior)

Photos: Volkswagen

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