Volkswagen Australia has recently launched the updated CC to the local market. They’ll be offering two models for sale, the 2.0 litre 125TDI ($54,990) and the 3.6 litre V6 FSI ($64,990).
We reckon the CC has matured nicely compared to its predecessor, the Passat CC. We also reckon the 220kW V6 FSI is the model to buy, as it represents one of the last chances to get your hands on Volkswagen’s delightful bent six cylinder engine. To help sweeten the deal, Volkswagen has fitted its 4motion all-wheel drive system as standard to the V6 model.
As it is the CC range is quite well equipped, boasting features such as satellite navigation, rear view camera and a Driver Fatigue Detection system.
Optional equipment includes Adaptive Cruise Control with City Emergency Brake feature, Side Assist and Lane Assist, as well as Active Climate Control which also brings a gentle massage function to the front seats.
We hope you like DSG technology because that’s all you’re getting. In the CC, the transmission retains a traditional 6-speed set up.
Overall we give the CC a qualified thumbs up; we like the exterior but think the interior could do with a bit of a spruce up. There’s not much wrong with it, being a Volkswagen, but it’s starting to show its age.
The All New Volkswagen CC: Styling and Technologies of the Luxury Class
When the Passat CC made its Australian debut three years ago, it was the worldâ€™s first four-door coupÃ© in its respective price range. From this niche, a new segment quickly grew â€“ to date, nearly 320,000 people around the globe have chosen the Passat CC: a luxury sedan with the stylish lines of a coupÃ©. Private and business customers alike enjoyed the alternative to the classic sedan. Drivers loved the Passat CCâ€™s timeless elegance, yet valued the space, comfort and convenience of four-doors.
The distinct Volkswagen styling of the Passat CC resonated further than the general public, making an excellent impression with the experts both here, and around the world. In 2009 alone â€“ in its first full year on the market â€“ the Passat CC won the Australian â€˜Design Awardâ€™ (Australian International Design Awards, Sydney), the â€˜iF Product Design Awardâ€™ (iF Industrie Forum Hannover), the â€˜red dot Design Awardâ€™ (Design Centre of North Rhine – Westphalia, Essen). Now, Volkswagen is presenting a technically advanced and visually enhanced coupÃ©, the new Volkswagen CC.
Standing still is a step backwards, which is why the team, led by Volkswagen chief designer Klaus Bischoff, has launched the Volkswagen CC into the future. Adopting Volkswagen â€˜design DNAâ€™, the new Volkswagen CC receives completely redesigned front and rear sections, giving them more precision and fluidity. As a result, the car has an even more sophisticated and dynamic overall appearance, making a bold move into the luxury class.
Volkswagen CCâ€™s comprehensive list of standard equipment now includes such features as the innovative Driver Fatigue Detection system; RNS510 Satellite Navigation; rear view camera; stainless steel door sill plates and front comfort head restraints with additional front-rear adjustment.
New assistance systems are now available on the Volkswagen CC as well. They include optional technologies such as those found in the Driver Assistance Package – Side Assist and Lane Assist, which warns of vehicles in blind spots and supports the driver via steering intervention, Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Brake function. Meanwhile, the optional Active Climate Control front seats are now integrated with a gentle massage function, optimising driver comfort (available only in conjunction with Black Nappa leather appointed seat upholstery).
The Volkswagen CC can be powered by either a petrol direct injection (FSI) or diesel (TDI) engine and is equipped with BlueMotion Technology offering a Start/Stop system and battery regeneration, along with the frugal Coasting Function, all as standard equipment. The 2.0 litre TDI engine has a power output of 125 kW at 4,200 rpm.
The 3.6 litre V6 FSI engine of the Volkswagen CC develops an impressive 220 kW of power at 6,600 rpm and is paired with the 4MOTION drivetrain.
Both the TDI and the FSI engines are paired with Volkswagenâ€™s 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) including Sports Mode and Triptronic Function. Those considering the V6 FSI Volkswagen CC will receive 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology as standard. Both state-of-the-art engines of the Volkswagen CC are designed to maximise efficiency. The frugal 125TDI is a prime example: it consumes just 5.7 l/100 km â€“ which is very little fuel for a longrange sedan.
New Volkswagen CC Pricing
- Volkswagen CC 125TDI â€“ $54,990*
- Volkswagen CC V6 FSI â€“ $64,990*
- Walnut Ornamental Wood Inserts â€“ $500
- Metallic/Pearl Effect Paint â€“ $700
- Active Climate Control Front Seats with Massage Function â€“ $750
- Park Assist 2 â€“ $900
- 19-inch Lugano Alloy wheels â€“ $1,900
- Dynaudio 600W Premium Audio System â€“ $2,000
- Panoramic Glass Roof â€“ $2,000
- Driver Assistance Package â€“ $3,300
* Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges, which vary from state to state.