One more luxury limousine coming, the new 2016 Volkswagen CC. Current CC and Passat nameplates used to be tied before Volkswagen decided to make a complete overhaul of their mid-size family sedan.
CC is now somewhere above the base Passat and serves as German manufacturers’ 4-door coupe, more than a sedan. Moreover, 2016 Volkswagen CC is supposed to be a next-gen model which could cement the insurmountable gap between these two and divide them even further.
The Engine range & Changes
Couple of well-known engines will be carried over for the next year and generation alike. More affordable versions of 2016 Volkswagen CC will be powered by 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine which puts up flat 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Stronger option is 3.6L V6 which gives the car more than plenty, 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. One would hardly find its way when navigating CC’s transmission and drivetrain options.
4-cylinder engines are offered with both 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes and with standard, front-wheel drive. V6, on the other hand, gets 4motion all-wheel drive and exclusive connection to automatic shifter with tiptronic and sport mode.
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2016 Volkswagen CC Redesign
As far as design goes, CC should go through a complete overhaul. There are already renderings circling around and they look gorgeous, to say the least. It seems that next-gen CC will be offered with more toned-down hood and sublime stripey grille which melts into the sharp headlamps. Midsection will go through least of changes, while rear end is getting ready for more angular finish with nicely rounded overhang and very slim bumper.
What can one expect from its interior? Probably more of the same. Even though it currently looks rather good, 2016 Volkswagen CC will most likely be furbished with new set of materials and some new tech options as well. Still, don’t expect anything but full leather seats in all but Sport and R-Line models. Even these, however, offer V-Tex leatherette upholstery which is easy to maintain. Base models should also continue with base 5-inch touch screen display which offers standard navigation from the get-go.
Premium navigation which is standard in Executive trim level of 4-cylinder models and in only-available, Executive trim of V6 models, upgrades touch screen and adds 30 GB of hard disk space. Plenty of other premium features will find their space in new CC as well, including optional premium audio system, power moonroof, and active ventilation and massage seat for driver alone.
2016 Volkswagen CC Price and Release date
No changes should be expected in fuel economy ratings. 4-cylinder models will continue with 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway in manual mode, while DSG automatic gearbox swaps the last digits of city and highway ratings. V6 models require more fuel, and they are rated at 17/25 mpg. Most affordable CC is still much more expensive than most affordable Passat and starts from around $33,000. CC Executive V6 model costs $43,500 which is deep in luxury price range.
2016 Volkswagen CC should come with elevated design and interior, but with otherwise known features and specs. It represents sporty nature of family sedans even though its powertrains don’t really show that.