Volkswagen Scirocco is a two-door mid-priced coupe, based on the 1st generation Volkswagen Golf.
The car is named after the scirocco, a type of a desert wind in the Mediterranean region. This type of wind is called Ghibli in some countries. Another car manufacturer, Maserati produced cars under the name Ghibli.
The 1st generation of Volkswagen Scirocco was sold as Volkswagen Rabbit in the US between 1975 and 1981.