The Volkswagen CC will cost from £24,200 rising to £30,100 and is available to order now
4 January 2012

The revised Volkswagen CC will cost from £24,200 and is available to order now ahead of the car's UK launch date in April. Engine options include the 1.8-litre TSI, 2.0-litre TSI, and 2.0 TDI in either 138bhp or 168bhp power guises.

Standard features of the new car (formerly dubbed Passat CC) include a touchscreen sat-nav system, DAB digital radio, climate control and bi-xenon headlights. Brake energy recuperation and 17-inch alloys also feature across the model range.

GT trim adds heated Nappa leather seats, cruise control, parking sensors front and rear, 18-inch alloys and tinted windows. Additional options comprise adaptive cruise control, lane assist, a rear view camera and massaging seats.

Read more about the Volkswagen CC from the Los Angeles motor show

When mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 158bhp entry-level petrol emits 165g/km CO2 and achieves 39.8mpg, while the larger 207bhp unit achieves from 38.7mpg with 171g/km CO2 emissions.

The most frugal diesel-engined CC (costing from £25,345) achieves a claimed 60.1mpg with emissions of 125g/km, which sits the car in the £95 per year tax band.

Topping the model range, the £30,100 2.0-litre TDI six-speed DSG is capable of 51.4mpg and 144g/km CO2.

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4 January 2012

Still begs the question, why don't they drop the Passat in favour of this car? The compromises with the CC are minimal and I am sure with a lower more main stream price (that would be bought by higher production levels) this car would be a hit in this segment.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

4 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]Still begs the question, why don't they drop the Passat in favour of this car?[/quote]

As much as I prefer the Passat CC to the normal Passat, I don't think that would be a wise move by VW. Making the Passat available as a hatchback might be a sensible idea.

4 January 2012

Such a pity they felt the need to foul-up the styling.....

4 January 2012

I reckon the CC should've been offered as a hatchback from the start in an A5 Sportback-equivalent type guise, rather than just a slightly different saloon to the normal Passat. I'd have bought one back then if that'd been the case.

Even if they did it now with this facelifted version, I wouldn't bother, due to the non-premium engine choices on offer.

4 January 2012

i thought it looked expensive but i see it has lots of expensive stuff in it as standard, even though most of it is stuff i wouldnt want.

More of a problem is the negative face lift. whats the point in changing it if you make it worse?

5 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Still begs the question, why don't they drop the Passat in favour of this car? The compromises with the CC are minimal and I am sure with a lower more main stream price (that would be bought by higher production levels) this car would be a hit in this segment.

[/quote] Correct me if I am wrong, but isnt this a 4 seater and the Passat a 5 seater?

5 January 2012

[quote Mario B][quote TegTypeR]

Still begs the question, why don't they drop the Passat in favour of this car? The compromises with the CC are minimal and I am sure with a lower more main stream price (that would be bought by higher production levels) this car would be a hit in this segment.

[/quote] Correct me if I am wrong, but isnt this a 4 seater and the Passat a 5 seater?[/quote]

Also, I guess covering all bases, i.e. offering the CC as well as the standard Passat, probably makes economic sense.

5 January 2012

[quote TegTypeR]Still begs the question, why don't they drop the Passat in favour of this car? The compromises with the CC are minimal [/quote]

easy answer, they should keep the standard Passat alive for people like me who see it as the classy option, I find the styling of the CC tarty and more than a little blingy.

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