At least one VW exec is pushing for a U.S.-spec Scirocco.

The Volkswagen Scirocco is currently a forbidden fruit on these shores, but that might not be the case for long if VW boss Jonathan Browning has his way.

Although VW has maintained since the Scirocco's European introduction in 2008 that the sporty coupe would not be sold in the United States, Browning revealed to Automotive News that he is quietly pushing for the car to be sold here.

"That's a piece of the lineup that I would dearly love to see here," Browning said, referring to the Scirocco.

The Scirocco enjoyed a loyal following in the United States until it was pulled from the market in 1988, but Volkswagen deemed it too risky to relaunch a decades-old nameplate during a time of dwindling sales. A revised Scirocco is on tap for 2013 and the U.S. Auto market is steadily improving, but there is little to indicate VW has any solid plans to bring the car the U.S. showrooms.

Unless Browning gets his way, fans of VW-badged hot hatches will have to settle for the automaker's less-stylish GTI and Golf R models.