Volkswagen has announced the UK price and specification of its CC, the beautiful four-door coupe that made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year. Its not really a new car, its a refreshed version of the Passat CC.
The CC replaces the current Passat CC and will be offered with a range of two petrol and one diesel engines. The base model is the 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS which starts at 24,200, followed by the 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS at 28,285 with the range-topping GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS DSG the most expensive at 30,100.
The new model CC loses the Passat moniker but gains the Volkswagen corporate DNA, something that is most evident in the radiator grille, bumpers and rear lights. Its a fluid, attractive design that will appeal to those drawn to the Passats sensible underpinnings but who yearn for a more exotic face; think Margaret Mountford with Keira Knightleys looks.
Itll be well-equipped with the usual stuff and you can opt to buy some fancy gizmos if your wallet can stand it, including Lane Assist (which includes City Emergency Braking), front seats that massage you, and an electrically deployed towbar. Yep, thats right: an electrically deployed towbar
The first customers will be taking delivery mid-April. The old Passat CC was well-regarded by the motoring press and we fully expect the new one to be even better.
Its a smart move dropping the Passat part of the name. The Volkswagen Passat is a great car, but is renowned for being a bit dull, which will have put some buyers off the smater Passat CC. The visual changes to the CC certainly make it more appealing, though the pricing is high. Come back soon, well add reviews for the Passat CC as soon as they come out.