VW gives us a glimpse at the performance potential of its upcoming Scirocco hatch with this video of the Iroc concept car running through its paces out on the skid pan. The Iroc was one of the hottest cars displayed last year so let’s pray developers stick to the concept’s sleek lines. Our American fans will be glad to know that a plan to bring the Scirocco to the U.S. is still under consideration and not cancelled as previously reported.
It appears that General Motors may resume development of a range of RWD large cars after plans were put on hold last month following fears that the Bush administration would raise corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. The original porposal was to raise it by 4% a year, meaning fleets would have to average 34mpg by 2017 – 30% higher than today’s levels.
The upcoming Camaro coupe due to hit showrooms in 2009 is safe, as is the recently revealed Pontiac G8 sedan, which will go on sale next year. New models rumoured to be in the pipeline that any changes will effect include the next generation versions of the Chevrolet Impala, Pontiac GTO as well as several new Cadillac models.