Volkswagen ends production of its Scirocco coupe

Volkswagen has officially pulled the plug on its Scirocco coupe 43 years after production originally started.

As part of a move to streamline its model line-up in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has stopped producing the Golf-based model. It has already tidied up its line-up by cutting the three-door Polo from the range, with further cars expected to get the axe in the future.

The original Scirocco first debuted back in 1974, while a second-generation version went on sale in 1981, although the car fell from production in 1992. In 2008, Volkswagen reintroduced the Scirocco again.

Used values have remained high for the model, which has only dropped in popularity in the last few years as it came to the end of its model life – with only 10,752 being sold worldwide last year. A performance 'R' version debuted in 2014 as the flagship for the car.

Volkswagen UK has confirmed that it is no longer taking new customer orders for the Scirocco, although a spokesman said that there "are a limited number of new cars within the retailer network available for customers".

The Volkswagen plant in Palmela, Portugal, that made the Scirocco is switching to producing the brand's new small crossover, the T-Roc., which is available to order now.

No replacement is planned for the model.
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