New Volkswagen Passat CC 2016 release date, redesign, price


VW CC 2016 is four-door comfortable coupe, based on the sixth generation VW Passat. The model debuted in early 2008. Comparing to a basic Passat model it has different forms, tell us not only about the sporty character of the car, but also a higher level of equipment. Simultaneously with the release of the seventh generation Passat in 2011 the Passat CC was restyled. 2016 Volkswagen CC exterior of the car has been aligned to the new design philosophy of the VW group. New equipment included bi-xenon headlights in front and LED in rear, significant changes have affected the interior.

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2016 Volkswagen (VW) CC release date

VW has published only two sketches of Passat CC at the moment. According to preliminary information, untitled concept is likely a harbinger of the serial version of the new generation Passat CC four-door coupe.

Company representatives claimed that the prototype will have an innovative all-wheel drive with two electric motors. The main power unit will be a turbocharged engine from TSI family. According to unofficial data, we are talking about a modified power unit from the serial hybrid Passat GTE, which includes a 1.4-liter turbo engine, 6-speed DSG transmission and the electric motor. A production version of this powertrain develops 215 HP of power.

The new Passat CC will appear on the assembly line not earlier than in 2017

Release date: 2017

VW CC 2016 price

The exact pricing of the new 2016 Passat CC is not known yet, and depending on the engine range and trims, might be the same or exceed the current price for the Passat CC models.

2016 Volkswagen CC USA video review

2016 Volkswagen CC USA package contents

Standard Volkswagen Passat CC looks very impressive. Leather wrapped steering wheel, engine start button, power seats, climate control, all hi-end equipment, including heated front seats, washer nozzles, trip computer, CD player, premium audio system with 8 speakers, rain sensor, auto darkening rear view mirror, dust filter with a carbon element, fog lamps.

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2016 Volkswagen CC USA prototype

It was obvious that at the Geneva motor show Volkswagen will bring a four-door coupe prototype with the prefix CC. However, as it turned out, we waited for the premiere of another car. In Geneva debut, the forerunner of the Volkswagen Passat CC – hybrid four-door coupe Sport Coupe GTE Concept.

at the motor show in Geneva Volkswagen showed presentation of a concept car 4-door coupe Sport Coupe Volkswagen GTE Concept. It is expected that this novelty will form the basis of a new generation of VW Passat CC.


High-tech prototype is built on the MQB platform and reaches 15,9 ft in length (4869 mm),  6,1 ft in width (1864 mm) and 4,6 ft in height ( 1407 mm). The model has quite short overhangs and 9,9 ft (3020 mm) wheelbase. Trunk capacity Sport Coupe GTE Concept is 16,9 cubic ft (480 liters).

The prototype offers a fresh design touch of the front where the front bumper, grille, LED headlights and Volkswagen badge look like a single unit due to the abundance of thin horizontal stripes. Long hood, sloping roof line, 21-inch wheels and a sporty rear bumper with twin exhaust pipes give the concept car dynamic and sporty look.

2016 VW CC redesign

In fact Passat CC is available in Sport, other differences are related mainly with the technical elements (engines, transmissions) and the capabilities of the buyer to select from a list of additional equipment. And it’s even more impressive: customers are offered a panoramic roof with electric drive, the  active ventilation function for the front seats and massage function for driver’s seat, acoustic insulated laminated front side glass, automatic Parking system Park Assist, rear view camera, USB and iPod/iPhone connectivity . As well as a combined fiber/leather or leather upholstery, interior lighting, navigation system, heated rear seats, Dynaudio sound system (10 speakers, 10-channel digital amplifier, 600 watts), etc.

2016 Volkswagen CC USA Engines

Passat CC equipped with turbocharged petrol and diesel engines of 1.8 or 2 litre in combination with manual or robotic gearbox. The output of the petrol versions – 152 and 210 HP, fuel consumption is 29-33 mpg (7.3-7.8 liters/100 km). The diesel variant even more efficient – about 40 mpg (5.5 l/100 km) and quite powerful (170 HP), provides a good dynamic performance – acceleration to 60 mph takes 8.6 seconds – the same as with a gasoline engine 1.8 TSI (for 2.0 TSI – 7,8 sec). But if these modifications in its technical filling are not much different from a regular “Passat”, for motorheads and speed merchants VW offers the true sport version with all-wheel drive and the 3.6 V6 FSI engine, which produces 300 HP In combination with automatic DSG gearbox. This sports car can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Fuel consumption with such characteristics is nearly 24 mpg (9.3 liters per 100 km).

Article about the 2016 Volkswagen CC USA has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.

2016 Volkswagen CC USA suspension

The car offers suspension adapted for rough road and engine protection in basic trim. Having regard the car to the “premium” class, it was supposed to have the proper chassis. What low-trim models offered as an option, is standard in the modification with a 300-horsepower V6 FSI. It comes with DCC suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers and the all-wheel drive with the last generation Haldex coupling. Intelligent system provides excellent handling characteristics, making it easy to absorb bumps both in sport and in comfort mode.

2016 Volkswagen CC USA Staffing equipment

Not less and progressive approach for Volkswagen Passat CC safety equipment. A set of standard equipment includes 6 airbags (curtain airbag is an option), stabilization system, ISOFIX, seat belt tensioners, ABS, ESP and TCS electronic assistants. In addition, a list of basic equipment includes bi-xenon headlights (fog lights), the automatic low-beam turning, static turning light, fixed swivel lights and automatic headlight range control, tire pressure control, exterior mirror with auto-folding function on the driver’s side, fog light with turning light, LED taillights, and of course, the recognition system for driver fatigue.

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Editor's rating
4.8 overall
  • Safety4.9
  • Performance4.4
  • Design4.8
  • Features5
  • Fuel economy4.9

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