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First look at the 2017 new Volkswagen CC coupe

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Volkswagen CC

Curvaceous 2017 VW CC Coupe inspired by VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE spotted being tested.

The new Volkswagen CC coupe prototype has been seen for the first time as it underwent on-road testing, offering a tantalising idea of how the car will eventually look when it is released.

The finished product is expected to be released in 2017 and a clue to the CC’s style direction was offered by looking at the Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE. This reveals a modern interior and striking exterior design.

The new Volkswagen CC Coupe looks set to give another option for car buyers considering vehicles such as the Mercedes CLA and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Spy shots have been released of the CC during its testing but the company has not confirmed that these are official photographs. This means that talk of the new design is still speculation, although it is likely that the finished car will not differ significantly from the images that have been circulating this month.

Styling of the new Volkswagen CC

The photographs of the new Volkswagen CC in action reveal that inspiration has undoubtedly been taken from the VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE. It boasts similar angular headlights on the nose as the Sport Coupe, together with a striking grille and gently sloping roof to add to its curvaceous appearance.

The car seems to be larger than the cheaper Passat and should boast a sleeker design, if the latest images are to be believed. It is also expected that the CC’s interior will be a more upmarket-looking version compared to the current design.

Inside the new Volkswagen CC

The CC should benefit from a more spacious interior, featuring influences taken from other VW models. It is expected that higher quality materials will be used and more gadgets will be included in order to justify a higher asking price.

It is believed that the Sport Coupe Concept GTE will once again offer its influence, leading to a sweeping, simple dashboard, complemented by a modern infotainment display. Digital dials seen in the Virtual Cockpit from Audi are also predicted to be a feature of the new CC.

Engine choice for the CC

The Passat and the CC are likely to share several engines. These may include the turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel options. It is also entirely possible that a GTE hybrid will be added. This could feature the electric motor and 1.4 petrol engine seen in the Passat GTE. Another widespread prediction is that the future may also see the inclusion of the 3.0 V6 seen in the Sport Coupe Concept GTW, augmented by an electric motor.

Prices for the new Volkswagen CC

It is expected that the car will cost more than the current version, with prices ranging up to about £35,000 for the highest spec models. The price tag for a hybrid version would be significantly more if speculation is to be believed.

A used Volkswagen option

For those people who cannot wait for the new Volkswagen CC, there is the option of buying a new or used version of the current CC. As an example, the current CC 1.4 TSI with BlueMotion Technology and a six-speed manual transmission is available to buy from just over £25,000.

The Volkswagen CC is a good option for buyers looking for a striking, spacious four-door coupe with five seats. The performance option in the current range is the GT 2.0-litre TDI with a six-speed manual gearbox and BlueMotion technology. The 2.0 GT can accelerate from start to 62mph in 8.1 seconds.

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