The car was previously named the Volkswagen Passat CC. It has now been revamped and refreshed with Volkswagen simply naming it the CC.
The entry level car gets a 1.8 litre TSI turbo petrol engine which is able to produce 158 BHP. A 2.0 litre TSI petrol which is capable of achieving 207 BHP is also available.
The diesel options come in form of a 2.0 litre TDI which produce 138 BHP or 168 BHP. Opting for the 138 BHP version will allow you to achieve 60.1 MPG according to Volkswagen. The car is said to emit just 125g/km and cost just £95 per year in it’s tax band.
The 1.8 litre the one to go for
The 1.8 litre TSI petrol engine is expected to be the most popular. It contains enough power to satisfy most and drives wonderfully on the road according to many expert reviews. The fuel economy, which is high on the agenda for most, is excellent within this car. Overall the balance between efficiency and quality is the best out of the whole range.
For £24,200, the amount of equipment and overall quality of the vehicle seems quite reasonable. Entry level models all come with stylish 17 inch wheels which are very adequate.
In terms of equipment, the car gets satellite navigation, DAB Radio, Climate Control and Bluetooth connectivity ability all installed as standard inside the cabin.
18 inch alloys, leather seats heated front seats, cruise control ability as well as parking sensors all come with the higher end GT models.
The option list consists of automatic headlight adjustment beams, road sign recognition and even massage chairs.
Improvements from the previous version
There have been some upmarket changes to the car compared to the old Volkswagen Passat CC. These include a new redesigned set of headlights which comes LED daytime running lights. Made famous by Audi, running daytime lights will add a great deal to the style of the car as well it’s safety attributes. The bumper also appears to be a lot lower adding to it’s sporty credentials.
Will the new revamped CC succeed in the UK car market?