Volkswagen's new CC for 2012
14th November, 2011
When the Passat CC made its debut four years ago, it became
Volkswagen's first four-door coupé. To date, over 260,000 people around the globe have chosen the sedan with the
stylish lines. They are car drivers who enjoy the charm of a coupé but also value space for at least 4 people
with 4 doors. Now, Volkswagen is presenting a technically and visually updated version of the popular business
With new front and rear styling, the new improved Volkswagen CC (rather than Passat CC) makes an even bolder
move towards the automotive luxury class. Its extended range of standard features has become more exclusive as
well; they now include new bi-xenon headlights, static cornering lights and a new LED tail light design. Also
standard: fatigue detection, RCD 310 radio-CD system, stainless steel door sill plates and safety head restraints
with additional longitudinal adjustment (front seats).
New assistance systems are making their way into the CC as well. They include optional technologies such as
Side Assist Plus with integrated Lane Assist (warns of vehicles in blind spots and assists driver in avoiding an
accident by steering intervention), Dynamic Light Assist (automatic main beam control) that is new in the
Volkswagen CC and a camera-based traffic sign detection system. Meanwhile, comfort is optimised by the ‘climate
seat’ with integrated massage function.
The Volkswagen CC will be powered by innovative petrol and diesel direct-injection engines; all of the diesels
(TDI) are equipped with a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode (for recovering braking energy) as
standard. All petrol engines also have battery regeneration functionality. The TDI engines output 103 kW/140 PS
and 125 kW/170 PS. The petrol engines of the European CC versions develop a sporty 118 kW/160 PS, 155 kW/210 PS
and 220 kW/300 PS of power. In the USA, the Volkswagen will launch with petrol engines that output 147 kW/200
PS (TSI) and 206 kW/280 PS (FSI). All engines go to work with efficiency. A prime example is the 103 kW TDI.
Together with a manual six-speed gearbox, its combined fuel consumption is just 4.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 125
The new Volkswagen CC will be revealed to the public in a world premiere this week at the Los Angeles Motor
Show in USA (18th-27th November). The market launch phase begins in 2012. Volkswagen will first offer the new CC
in Germany in February 2012, then in stages across Europe, America, Russia, China (local version starting in
2013) and all other sales regions relevant to this vehicle class.
An Australian release is anticipated during the second half of 2012. Stay tuned to Next Car for
confirmation of local specifications, prices and model name details (in due course).