Sporty four-door coupe will come with a £1000 R-Line package
18 December 2009

Volkswagen’s Passat CC R-Line will be made available in the UK next year.

The design package will be available with all of the car’s engines and a VW source revealed the mods are likely to add a £1000 premium to the list price.

R-Line features include 17-inch alloy wheels (18s are optional) equipped with 235/45 tyres, along with a new front spoiler and side skirts. R-Line badging on the sides, new front foglights and smoked rear lights complete the exterior changes.

Inside, the model gets a three-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel, sports seats and climate control.

Sales are set to start in the UK in the second half of 2010.

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R32

18 December 2009

The R-Line styling adds to the already stylish lines of the Passat CC. It's just a shame that this car hasn't been more of a sales success - I hardly ever see one on the roads. I don't know why VW hasn't sold more - it's half the price of a CLS and just as good looking. Maybe they should have ditched the Passat name altogether and gave it a fresh name to give it a new identity within the VW range - Passat CC just doesn't sound right. Shame, lovely car.

18 December 2009

...what a great car. I do see quite a few on the road, but I think the 4-seat configuration may harm it - VX Signum style. It is one of the best looking saloon cars on the road currently and shows VW can make some really classy-looking machinery.

18 December 2009

Looks great, like a tasteful blend of C-Class and CLS and in R36 guise it's much cheaper than a C63 AMG- nearly as fast and has 4wd to boot. Although an R36 doesn't have the cachet of a C63, its performance is definitely on a par.The R line versions add that extra touch to what is already an attractive car, much better than the staid grumpy looking standard Passat

18 December 2009

[quote bigkenny1781]It is one of the best looking saloon cars on the road[/quote]

+1

18 December 2009

[quote fuzzybear]staid grumpy looking [/quote][quote fuzzybear]standard Passat[/quote]

+1

18 December 2009

[quote tannedbaldhead]

[quote fuzzybear]staid grumpy looking [/quote][quote fuzzybear]standard Passat[/quote]

+1

[/quote] lol I think tbh likes the cc

18 December 2009

[quote Autocar]R-Line features include 17-inch alloy wheels (18s are optional) equipped with 235/45 tyres, along with a new front spoiler and side skirts. R-Line badging on the sides, new front foglights and smoked rear lights complete the exterior changes.[/quote]

Has Autocar taken a stab-in-the-dark at the potential spec? 17" Alloys are standard and 18"s from the GT upwards. All models already have a 3 spoke multifunction steering wheel and 2 zone climate control. With the bodykit though this will be a nice addition to the range I suspect they may upgrade the alloys to 18" and 19" respectively.

19 December 2009

Anyone who has had a look round one of these will know that it is a very likable car, it just doesn't seem to have caught the imagination of the market it's aimed at.

The new upgrades will undoubtedly improve it but it will still be thought of (especially with the Passat name) as a Mercedes CLS for the masses - it's just that sometimes the masses don't want what the others do, especially when you can buy the Merc from £16,000 now.

 

 

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

19 December 2009

[quote R32]The R-Line styling adds to the already stylish lines of the Passat CC. It's just a shame that this car hasn't been more of a sales success - I hardly ever see one on the roads. I don't know why VW hasn't sold more - it's half the price of a CLS and just as good looking. Maybe they should have ditched the Passat name altogether and gave it a fresh name to give it a new identity within the VW range - Passat CC just doesn't sound right. Shame, lovely car.[/quote] well i thought this would have been obvious why hasnt sold that well people will not pay full list prices for cars that dont have the audi bmw or merc badge (lets face it these brands are taking over in the premium sector) hence bye bye saab and a lot of people are badge snobs and those that arent are looking for something with discount i.e mondeo insignia vw offer nothing!

19 December 2009

[quote VX220EDDIE]will not pay full list prices for cars that dont have the audi bmw or merc badge [/quote]

I'd have the CC in a minute and in the past have chosen a SAAB 9-3 as my company wheels in spite of BMs Audis and Mercs being on offer.

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