New Volkswagen CC First Images
Volkswagen has released the first images of the new CC which will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16. The New CC looks comparatively similar to the original CC what won the hearts of 270,000 people around the world.
At the front, the new radiator grille has strong horizontal lines which refers to Volkswagen’s new design DNA, on each side there are new bi-xenon headlights and topped with a re-profiled bonnet.
The bumper is also different too, with a new extra air intake and ‘winglets’ that frame the fog lights. We really cannot wait to be supplying these vehicles!
The rear bumper has also been completely redesigned, with a lot more emphasis on the horizontal lines much like the front bumper of the car with a reworking of the characteristic chrome strip.
The tail lights are new as well, not in just the elegant design, but in the use of LED’s. The number plate likes are also LED. The Volkswagen logo doubles as the handle for the boot, and it can now optionally contain a rear-view camera.
One huge change at the rear too; ‘Passat’ has been dropped from the name.
While the name may have changed, a comprehensive list of standard equipment remains and expands to include features such as the standard driver alert system, as found on the Passat, and front head restraints with four-way adjustment, to reduce the risk of whiplash.
New options include High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights; Side Assist, which monitors the vehicle’s blind spot; Lane Assist and adaptive cruise control with City Emergency Braking function; front climate seats with massage function; and an electrically deployed tow bar.
From launch, the UK engine range will comprise 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS or 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI common rail diesel with either 140 or 170 PS. All models with 170 PS or more also now get a standard XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system for improved traction and handling. The CC will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show before going on sale in the US in early 2012. Retailers in the UK will start taking orders for the new car around the same time with first deliveries due in March. More details including pricing will be available nearer the launch date.