The Iroc, which was revealed earlier this week, is based on the Golf and features a host of styling cues which will feature on future Volkswagen cars.
The fresh family look will be more aggressive than the current styling, and will first appear on several new niche products – possibly the Tiguan SUV which arrives in 2008. However, the future styling direction won’t be seen on the firm’s core fleet models – the Golf and Passat – until all-new models arrive in at least five years’ time.
Designed as a four-seater, the Iroc is powered by a 210bhp version of Volkswagen’s clever TSI Twincharger petrol engine which uses both a supercharger and turbocharger. However, Volkswagen says other, less powerful versions of the TSI would also be likely for the car.
Sales of the original Scirocco ended in 1993 when the car was replaced by the Golf-based Corrado. Although no definite decision has been taken on production, Volkswagen’s heavy hints in the launch literature suggest we could be seeing a road-going Iroc within the next year or so.