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by Tim Beissmann

The Volkswagen Scirocco Million has been launched to celebrate the car’s seven-figure production milestone.

Destined for Germany and China only, the limited edition Volkswagen Scirocco Million is distinguished by a number of interior and exterior styling enhancements.

Available exclusively in black, the Scirocco Million comes with R-Line bumpers and side skirts, dark-tinted rear windows and tail-lights, black leather upholstery with orange stitching, other orange cabin highlights, and ‘Million’ decals on the door sills and badges behind the front wheel arches.

Volkswagen Sondermodell Scirocco Million

The first-generation Volkswagen Scirocco went into production in Germany in 1974. Built on the same platform as the Golf Mk1, the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed coupe replaced the iconic Karmann Ghia in Volkswagen’s line-up and went on to sell more than 500,000 units in nine years of production.

The heavily redesigned Scirocco Mk2 failed to match the popularity of the original, and was phased out after a decade in 1992 with 290,000 sales to its name.

The Scirocco nameplate made a comeback in 2008 with the Golf Mk6-based third-generation coupe, and 204,350 sales in just under five years have seen the model reach the million milestone.

The Volkswagen Scirocco launched belatedly in Australia in 2011 exclusively in 188kW/330Nm performance-oriented Scirocco R specification. As of the end of April, Volkswagen had sold 999 new-generation Sciroccos in Australia.

Volkswagen Sondermodell Scirocco Million

Speaking with CarAdvice at March’s New York auto show, Volkswagen Group head of design Walter de Silva revealed his intention to revolutionise the design of the next-generation Scirocco, which is due around the middle of the decade.

“It must be completely different. Completely,” de Silva said.

“We don’t want to repeat the body style of the Scirocco, we want to change that.”