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As VW looks to further reduce costs post-Dieselgate, the two models look to be under threat

The Volkswagen Beetle and Scirocco coupé look unlikely to be continued after their current generations run out, it has been suggested.

At Volkswagen’s 2017 Annual Session, the subject of replacing models was discussed, during which the future of the Beetle – which is built on an old platform – and the Scirocco was raised.

Antlitz said the upcoming ID electric models, as well as existing new models such as the Arteon luxury saloon, would fill the emotional void left by the departure of the Beetle and Scirocco.

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bowsersheepdog 9 May 2017

Saving up regrets

If VW don't replace these two they'll be sorry when the arse inevitably falls out of the electric/autonomous myth and they're left with a limited range of models.
Sundym 6 May 2017


Having had to trade out of my mk1 tt because of a growing family , I so so so wanted to like the scirrocco so went to see it at launch, great interior , 4 useable seats , good boot all in coupe form . Then I actually looked at the exterior of the thing , obviously VW had been told not to make it too good looking as it would cannibalize sales of the TT . However the proportions have always been awful , no sale I'm afraid . Mk1 scirrocco ta .
si73 6 May 2017

No loss

For me anyway as I am a fan of neither, the last generation beetle looked better to my eyes but as catnip has said ideally it should be smaller, polo based maybe, and the scirocco was always just a golf coupe not a scirocco, the original and mk2 looked nothing like their respective golfs whereas the current looks like a squashed golf and I always thought it should have been called a golf rather than use the scirocco name. A shame that they don't take the opportunity to make a new scirocco on the new platform that looks nothing like the current golf.