What’s in a name?
Sirocco, scirocco, jugo or, rarely, siroc is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe. It is known in North Africa by the Arabic word qibli or ghibli (قبلي i.e. “coming from the qibla”) … Scirocco and Sirocco are Italian names from which its Greek name, “σιρόκος” (sirokos), is derived, while ghibli is its name in Libya (source).
Coincidentally (or not?), both the Maserati Ghibli (1966–1973) and the Volkswagen Scirocco (1974–1982) were Giorgetto Giugiaro designs (the Ghibli while at Ghia, the Scirocco while at Italdesign).