Volkswagen Scirocco Review 2023 | Top Gear
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It's been said the Scirocco is a tarted up Golf GTI. Possibly. Doesn't stop it being awesome, though

Good stuff

Good-looking, well-built and well-sorted coupe with power and classless appeal

Bad stuff

It's a Golf GTI underneath, rear space is compromised


What is it?

Some say it is an icon reborn. Others, that it is Volkswagen shamelessly pillaging its back catalogue. A couple even postulate it is simply a Golf GTI in a little black dress.

Whatever. It’s ruddy good, is what it is. The Scirocco retains the funky spirit of the original but blends this with modern practicality and driving satisfaction. Indeed, Volkswagen has now enhanced this with the facelifted model, adding further polish to the package.

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What's the verdict?

Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.

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