|I really think that's partly why R32 sales seem sluggish this time around. The previous R32 was so much better than the MKIV GTI, it was a no brainer, but this new R32 hasn't been improved over the old one, whereas the new MKV GTI is significantly better in every possible way to the MKIV, making the price jump from one to the other less justifiable. Why throw almost $35k onto an R32 when the MKV GTI performs nearly as well? Granted, it's not as fast, and it lacks 4Motion/Haldex, but that aside the numbers favor the GTI in terms of cost/performance. If they don't differentiate the Scirocco from the GTI, it'll be the same story as the R32 here in America. In Europe I'm sure it'll be different, but that's a different market.