Volkswagen UK, on Wednesday said the 2012 VW Passat CC which made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will cost £24,200 for the entry-level 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS, rising to £30,100 for the range-topping GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS DSG with BlueMotion Technology.
At the front, the updated Passat CC gets bi-xenon headlights complete with LED daytime running lights, while there’s also a more upmarket chrome grille and a smarter lower bumper.
More heavily scalloped sides are another change, while at the rear the Passat CC’s lights have been swapped to new LEDs. There’s also a larger bumper too. Inside, there’s a new Phaeton-style analogue clock on the dashboard and optional brown trim.
The standard specification includes RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation system, DAB digital radio, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, 2Zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and brake energy recuperation on all models.
Safety features include a driver alert system, ESP electronic stabilization programme and four-way adjustable front head restraints, to reduce the risk of whiplash injuries.
Move up to GT trim and the equipment becomes sybaritic, with heated front seats, full Nappa leather upholstery, three-mode adaptive chassis control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and heat insulating tinted glass from the B-pillar back all included as standard.
All models with 170 PS or more also now get a standard XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system for improved traction and handling.
Volkswagen CC model line-up and pricing
|CC||1.8-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual||165||39.8||24,200|
|CC||1.8-litre TSI 160 PS 7 spd DSG||167||39.2||25,760|
|CC||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology||125||60.1||25,345|
|CC||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology||139||53.3||26,810|
|GT||2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd manual||171||38.7||28,285|
|GT||2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd DSG||182||36.2||29,685|
|GT||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology||125||60.1||27,570|
|GT||2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd DSG BlueMotion Technology||140||57.3||29,035|
|GT||2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology||129||57.6||28,620|
|GT||2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd DSG BlueMotion Technology||144||51.4||30,100|