A new Volkswagen CC prototype has been spotted undergoing on-road testing but leaked photos from Autoblog.nl give us an early glimpse at what the finished car could look like. Here’s everything we know so far…
There’s no official word from Volkswagen confirming whether these are official images of the CC but we’d be surprised if the finished model was vastly different. When it goes on sale it’ll rivals models including the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes CLA.
New VW CC – styling
These grainy images show the new car has taken plenty of inspiration from the Sport Coupe Concept GTE, shown further down. Its nose features a familiar set of angular headlights and a striking grille while the gently sloping roof mimics the Concept closely, too. Not only will the new CC be differentiated from the cheaper Passat by its sleeker styling but it should be noticeably larger, too.
New VW CC – interior
The CC’s roomier interior will feature influences from other Volkswagen models but use higher quality materials and include more gadgets to help justify its higher price. We expect it to take elements from the Sport Coupe Concept GTE such as its simple, sweeping dashboard and modern infotainment display. Digital dials – similar to those in Audi’s Virtual Cockpit – are also likely to feature.
New VW CC – engines
It’s likely the CC will share several engines with the Passat, including a range of four-cylinder turbocharged diesel and petrol units. A GTE hybrid version could also be added to the range, possibly using the 1.4-litre petrol engine and electric motor from the Passat GTE. The Sport Coupe Concept GTE’s high performance 3.0-litre V6 with an electric motor might be included in the CC line-up at a later date, too.
New VW CC price and release date
We expect it to be released in 2017. Prices will probably be slightly higher than the current model, ranging from £25,000 to around £35,000 for top-spec models. A hybrid model would cost significantly more, however.
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New VW CC latest news (updated August 2016)
The replacement for the Volkswagen CC coupe-saloon has been spotted undergoing on-road testing. Spy shots courtesy of Motor Authority give us a first glimpse at what the new car could look like before its expected release in 2017.
We’ve already had a taste of the CC’s potential style direction with the Sport Coupe Concept GTE – pictured below – that reveal a striking exterior design and modern interior. Read on for full details and pictures of the new CC in action…
New VW CC – styling
The photos show a more aggressive exterior with bolder lines to differentiate it from the standard Passat. The sloping rear roofline appears more pronounced, giving it a sportier profile and taking inspiration from the GTE concept.
The CC looks set to be stretched from 4,800mm to 4,826mm in length, while the wheelbase increases from 2,717mm to 3,022mm – increasing available cabin space.
New VW CC – interior
The interior is expected to be similar to the Passat’s. With the CC being Volkswagen’s premium four-door coupe, it’ll have a more upmarket feel and probably include larger alloy wheels, more kit as standard and a few sportier touches.
We expect it to retain the sharp lines and stylishly simple centre console of the GTE Concept. The increase in size for the production model could bring a small but noticeable difference in cabin space, but the sloping roof will probably still eat into rear headroom and boot space.
New V CC –W engines
It’s likely the CC will share a similar range of engines with its sibling, the Passat. The GTE concept used a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 with two electric motors, hinting at a petrol-electric hybrid for the new CC. It’s more likely that a production version will feature a 1.4-litre turbo with a single electric motor integrated into the transmission.
VW CC price and release date
We don’t have word yet from Volkswagen on a price but the new CC will probably cost from around £25,000 rising to around £35,000 for top-spec versions– roughly the same as the current model. It looks set to be revealed and released for sale in 2017.
VW CC latest news (updated March 2015)
The latest iteration of the Volkswagen Passat has been with us since the start of the year. Testers are fond of the relaxed driving experience and levels of fit and finish, which run some supposedly more premium offerings from BMW and Audi very close.
It’s an attractive car too, although ultimately practicality comes first. But what if you’re willing to sacrifice a little space for a more striking look? Volkswagen has catered for those buyers in the past with the CC – a mechanically similar car which boasts a more, sporty, swoopy body. In principle it’s very similar to the Mercedes CLS – only at a more affordable price.
The CC model looks to continue alongside the standard Passat range, so we’ve taken a look at what buyers should expect from the 2015 Volkswagen CC.
Parking the old Passat and it’s CC variant side by side, it was easy to see that the CC was a much more striking, stylish vehicle. A wider, more contemporary-looking front grille and rakish roofline lent it an aggressive yet elegant appearance. The new model is set to continue that trend, though with the new Passat’s styling cues it has a much more appealing starting point. We expect it to get a redesigned front end featuring full-LED headlights to signify Volkswagen’s premium intentions for the model, while larger alloy wheels than the standard Passat and lowered suspension should nail the required sporty look.
Inside, much of the regular Passat’s fascia will likely remain. That’s no bad thing – the quality of the materials is first rate, and it could be argued that it’s a more contemporary design than you’d find in a BMW 3 Series. If the Sport Coupe Concept GTE (pictured and believed to preview the CC) is anything to go by, the new car could well get some kind of rear-seat infotainment system.
The sloping roofline will harm rear headroom, so taller occupants might find things a little claustrophobic. The old CC’s boot also shrunk by about 100 litres when compared to a Passat saloon, so if the new model follows the same trend, we’d predict a total volume of around the 500-litre mark – still larger than rivals from Mercedes and Audi.
The CC is set to share the same strong selection of diesel engines as the current saloon and estate, though the entry-level 1.6-litre diesel will almost certainly be dropped. Petrol alternatives are likely be offered in the form of the 1.4-litre turbocharged unit and the 280hp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine used in the likes of the Seat Leon Cupra and the new Skoda Superb. The ‘GTE’ in the concept car’s name is a heavy hint that the petrol-electric hybrid from the Passat GTE will also be fitted – it would deliver decent performance while also making the CC free to tax.
New VW Passat CC price and release date
There is no official word on new CC prices, though the outgoing model starts from around £25,000 and the new car should stay close to that. Expect its unveiling later this year, with sales starting in 2016.