The second generation Volkswagen Scirocco (EA 491) was based on the engineering platform of the Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to the car’s length, which was extended from 3.85 to 4.05 meters, the overall softer lines of the Volkswagen Scirocco had a very elegant effect and also offered more space for people and luggage.
Volkswagen Scirocco debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1974. It succeeded the Karmann Ghia (internally designated the Type 14) that since 1966 had written automotive history with a fascinating design, proven Beetle technology and affordable prices. Like the Type 14, the Scirocco (developed under the code name EA398) was created at Karmann in Osnabrück.