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VW Sketches Hint at New 4-Door Coupe

Concept version set to debut in Geneva; production model could follow by 2017.

by on Feb.25, 2015

Could this sketch be the updated Volkwagen CC? That's what some think after VW released this drawing.

With the Geneva Motor Show barely a week away, automakers are jockeying for position, offering up teasers of the products they plan to unveil in what’s expected to be a record number of debuts.

Volkswagen is saving the big news for a lavish event scheduled for the night before the official Geneva media preview, but the German maker is whetting our appetite with a pair of sketches showing a four-door coupe concept design that some are speculating will be the next-generation VW CC, the sportiest version of the big Passat sedan.

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With the current CC model approaching the end of its lifecycle, that could mean we’ll be seeing a production version reaching showrooms as early as 2017. How much different the street model might be remains to be seen. (more…)

First Look: Volkswagen CC R-Line

Sporty new look, sportier performance.

by on May.29, 2012

Volkswagen officially reveals the new CC R-Line this week in Germany. U.S. sales begin later this year.

Only a few months after revealing its updated, coupe-like sedan Volkswagen is ready to give the CC some more muscle, introducing the sporty new R-Line edition.

Set to reach U.S. showrooms later this year, it’s the latest in a fast-growing series of “R” models that includes the new Golf R.

The Volkswagen CC R-Line will feature a more aggressive face, with a larger lower air intake, unique bumper and projector-style foglamps and the distinctive R-Line logo will grace the grille.

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Other exterior revisions include new side skirts, distinctively tinted taillamps, 18-inch alloy wheels and, when you open the doors, R-Line sill plates.

The interior gets a few key modifications, as well, including stainless steel pedals and a new multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters if you opt for the 6-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox.


Volkswagen Hints at Production Plans for Beetle R

Updated CC also debuts in LA.

by on Nov.17, 2011

VW is hinting at production plans for the Beetle R concept -- if it gets a good response at the LA show.

You think only the Chinese are good at copying?  Well, take a closer look at what the Germans have in store, notably the folks up at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, where they appear to be readying their own version of the vaunted BMW M series, shifting down the alphabet and coming up with the new VW R line.

The new Volkswagen R GmbH subsidiary has already tipped its hands with the Golf R and Scirocco models, the potential next-in-line offering making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this past September.

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With the Volkswagen Beetle R Concept now crossing the Atlantic for a North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show it appears the prototype is going to make the jump to production, as well.

The concept offers a glimpse of how the Beetle will look when equipped with different bumpers with three contrasting air intakes and a front spoiler/air splitter, 20-inch wheels with five triple spokes and blue R brake calipers.


First Look: 2013 Volkswagen CC

Coupe-like sedan to pick up some styling cues from new Passat.

by on Nov.04, 2011

The 2013 Volkswagen CC will borrow some familial cues from the hot new VW Passat.

While the new Passat and Beetle models may be getting most of the headlines, few cars have done more to shift Volksawagen’s visual image than the strikingly curvaceous CC.

Three years into the model-run, Volkswagen will be making some modest to significant changes to  thecoupe-like sedan, the 2013 CC getting  freshened front and rear fascia that will adopt the styling theme of the new Passat.

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The maker is hoping to ramp up demand for what is unarguably the most aggressively styled vehicle in its line-up at a time when it is pushing to achieve global dominance – and regain its once tight grip on the import market in the U.S.

The 2013 Volkswagen CC will make its formal bow at this month’s L.A. Auto Show, though the maker is offering a sneak peek at what it has in store.


First Look: Volkswagen New Compact Coupe

VW prepares product blitz.

by on Jan.11, 2010

The VW New Compact Coupe features a lithium-ion-powered full hybrid drivetrain.

You may have trouble keeping up with Volkswagen in the months to come.  The German maker, now one of the world’s largest, has been steadily ramping up its product offerings, in recent years, and promises the biggest blitz yet for 2010.

What company officials are describing as “power year” begins at the 2010 North American International Auto Show with the launch of the New Compact Coupe.


Like the well-reviewed Volkswagen CC, the New Compact Coupe aims to create a stylish coupe-like exterior with “the interior roominess of a sedan,” says Walter da Silva, Volkswagen’s global design director.


Volkswagen, Porsche Take Top APEAL Honors

Automakers offer more APEAL-ing models says new study.

by on Jul.16, 2009

Though Volkswagen has lagged in recent quality surveys, products like the VW CC excelled in the 2009 J.D. Power APEAL study, which measures things owners find gratifying.

Though Volkswagen has lagged in recent quality surveys, products like the CC excelled in the APEAL study, which measures things owners find gratifying.

Porsche is the most APEAL-ing automotive brand on the market, according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates, though Volkswagen has four of the most APEAL-ing products on the road, more than any other manufacturer.

The auto industry, on the whole, is producing products with more APEAL, reveals the 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study. Notably, Japanese vehicles lagged in the award, with some brands that do well on traditional quality surveys — such as Toyota — ranking near the bottom.

The APEAL study differs from traditional automotive surveys, such as Power’s own Initial Quality Survey, or IQS, in that it focuses on those things consumers find attractive about their vehicles — Things Gone Right, in industry parlance — rather than Things Gone Wrong.  Nearly 81,000 new car buyers were asked ranked how gratifying their vehicles are to own and drive according to 90 specific criteria. How it correlates to sales is unknown.

On a scale where a perfect product would score 1,000, new and redesigned models achieved a score of 790 points in this year’s APEAL study, 11 points higher than last year.  That’s 15 points higher than carryover vehicles, Power reports.

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“Most automakers are on track in terms of designing new models that are highly appealing,” said David Sargent, Power’s vice president of automotive research. “The greater challenge for manufacturers lies in creating models that launch with both strong appeal and high quality, which ultimately lead to improved sales through greater customer loyalty and advocacy.”