Next generation of Volkswagen CC was recently confirmed. This car is promoted as a luxury sedan limousine and it lives up to this expectation. There are many changes made to this car and some of them are very big. One of the big changes is the design of this car which has a lot of things in common and resembles to Audi A7 which is much more expensive. A few versions of this car are expected and VW is getting very serious about this car. CC is above the base Passat model from the same producer in some details but its luxury level is still a bit lower than the Passat’s.
Volkswagen CC 2016 Engine and Specs
Rumors say that this new 2016 VW CC will have two powertrain options available. Powertrains in question are 2.0 liter inline 4 turbocharged engines that can output around 200 horsepower at 5.100 rounds per minute 207 lb. –ft. of torque while the second option is 3.6 liter V6 engine that can produce 280 horsepower and 265 lb. –ft. of torque at 6.200 rounds per minute. Now the thing that is hard to understand on the first reading. The 4 cylinder engines are offered with both front wheel drive and automatic gearbox or 6 speed manual transmissions depending on the buyer’s choice. On the other side, we have V6 engine that has all wheel drive and automatic transmission with tiptronic and sport mode.
Volkswagen CC 2016 Design
New CC is both comfortable and luxurious and new curves and lines of this car create a flowing roof line that boosts overall appearance. Platform for this car remains MQB platform that is very light and the length is a bit increased so this car is now about 30 mm longer than new Passat(this might be interesting for those who are comparing these 2 models). Hood design seems a bit toned down and front grille simply melts into front headlights. Rear side also got more angular finish with slim bumper and rounded overhang. On the inside this car has a lot of touch that makes it very luxurious. High quality materials are used on the inside and this car looks as luxurious as other luxury cars but it does so with smaller price. Metal accents used for trimming are elegant and simple at the same time. Front seats provide enough space and they are comfy and solid but the back seats are a bit tight and don’t provide enough space, especially for taller people. A 5 inch touch screen display is expected to dominate the central console and it will be used for navigation and info purposes.
2016 Volkswagen CC Release date and Price
This car should be released to European market in start of 2016 while North American market will see this car shortly after the European. Price for base model should be around $35.000 while higher trims go up to $40.000+.