What’s up VW? You engineer one of your most exotic looking hot hatches to date and leave us Americans out in the cold? Don’t you hate it when bean counting bureaucracy trumps an easy way of solving AAD (America’s Automotive Depression syndrome). I don’t care if it would cannibalize GTI sales, I would never buy a GTI anyways. At the very least, drop the currently underwhelming R32 and send us the Scirocco R! The Scirocco R would tantalize and tickle the senses and all of America would be happy. It’s a much more grown-up looking hatch in my opinion and the Scirocco R would only provide the muscle to back up the shooting brake silhouette. Unfortunately we will just have to look elsewhere in the U.S. VAG line-up to get our fix on.
Pass me my pills pretty please… blah.