Vokswagen has previewed the new Volkswagen CC before the world unveiling at the Las Vegas Auto Show. With a new front and rear styling, the new perfected Volkswagen CC is a step closer to the automotive luxury class, says Volkswagen. We have to point out though, the look of a luxury sedan has come at the cost of losing the aggressive, sporty face that we loved so much on the previous generation CC.
Standard features now include new bi-xenon headlights, static cornering lights and a new LED tail light design. Also standard are features like fatigue detection, RCD 310 radio-CD system, stainless steel door sill plates and safety head restraints with additional longitudinal adjustment for just the front seats.
Other new optional assistance systems include technologies such as Side Assist Plus with integrated Lane Assist, which warns the driver of vehicles in blind spots and also steps in to assist the driver to prevent a crash 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 are the other optional features. Comfort is optimised by what VW calls the ‘climate seat’ which has an integrated massage function.
The Volkswagen CC will be powered by petrol and diesel direct-injection engines. All the TDI engines are equipped with a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode 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 once again launch with petrol engines that output 147 kW / 200 PS (TSI) and 206 kW / 280 PS (FSI). All engines go to work with excellent efficiency. A prime example is the 140 PS TDI. Together with a manual six-speed gearbox, its combined fuel consumption is just 4.7 l/100 km (equivalent to 125 g/km CO 2).
The new Volkswagen CC will be revealed to the public in a world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 18 to 27). The market launch phase begins shortly thereafter. 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.