Volkswagen likely to revive the Scirocco nameplate as an EV

Volkswagen likely to revive the Scirocco nameplate as an EV

ABU DHABI:  The Volkswagen Scirocco’s first generation was introduced in 1974 and its production ceased in 2018 as the company was not making enough profit from this model. Now, Volkswagen is planning to revive the Scirocco nameplate as an electric sports car considering the rising demand of consumers for electric vehicles.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which platform will underpin the new Scirocco?

    The new Scirocco is likely to borrow the PPE platform’s modified version from the new Boxster/Cayman that is exclusively electric-powered.
  • What is the anticipated power output offered by the new Scirocco?

    In single-motor configuration, the Scirocco is expected to offer approximately 300 bhp power and in dual-motor setup, it is being anticipated to offer over 400 bhp.
  • The project is yet to be approved for production as the company is evaluating various factors such as profitability, market demand, and feasibility. In the meantime, it has been confirmed by the brand that it will continue to preserve the iconic R and GTR nameplates in its transition to an electric-only future. These well-known nameplates will continue to adorn upcoming models, including wagons, sedans, SUVs, and hot hatchbacks within the expanding VW ID family.

    Volkswagen Scirocco

    The new Scirocco is likely to borrow the PPE platform’s modified version from the new Boxster/Cayman that is exclusively electric-powered. The platform will accommodate varying drive layouts and wheelbase lengths while focusing on low floor height and door sills for a sporty silhouette. The platform is being referred to as E-Core by Porsche and it positions the battery behind the cabin and within the center tunnel, similar to earlier mid-engined Boxsters. 

    In single-motor configuration, the Scirocco is expected to offer approximately 300 bhp power and in dual-motor setup it is being anticipated to offer over 400 bhp, serving as the turbo four-pot Scirocco R’s successor.

    Andreas Mindt, head designer at Volkswagen, initiated the Scirocco EV’s initial designs early last year. Mindt emphasized Scirocco's low and sharp lines as crucial factors in enhancing its visual appeal. The VW Scirocco EV’s launch is expected around 2028 pending approval from Volkswagen’s CEO Thomas Shafer.

    Source: Autocar

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