2017 Volkswagen CC Is The Last Upgrade Before Generation Change


It seems that Volkswagen are still reeling under the weight of that scandal; a number of diesel options have been removed from the range, as have trim levels and other engines – VW are trying to cut back costs where they can, without making their line up the worse for it.

The 2017 Volkswagen CC is one such model that has been hit with cutbacks.

Introduced in 2009, the CC (originally part of the Passat family) is a relatively stylish sedan, in fact VW’s marketing says “mid-size sports sedan with shocking good looks”. Maybe 6 years ago it could have been classed as that, but now it’s just another sedan.

2017 Volkswagen CC Release date

The 2017 Volkswagen CC 4-door sedan is available right now, but truth be told, don’t expect much more than the predecessor.

2017 Volkswagen CC release date: already available

2017 Volkswagen CC Price

The VW CC lists in the region of $35,000 as an introduction, but in all honesty, you’d be better picking up the VR6 version as they are now discounted end of production models.

2017 Volkswagen CC Video

2017 Volkswagen CC Redesign and changes

This is more about what you don’t get, rather than what you do get; styling wise, the CC is near enough identical to the outgoing model year, so don’t expect anything fresh in that department.

In what can only be a cost saving measure, Volkswagen have cut the trim levels down from six options to just three – Sport, Executive and R-Line Executive. You have to remember that this model is competing against such autos as the Nissan Maxima, Lincoln MKZ, Volvo S60 and Acura TLX- if VW can’t step up, the CC will go the way of the VR6 – discontinued. It’s also worth noting that the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system has been canned as well.

2017 Volkswagen CC Specs

Speaking of the VR6; we no longer have any choices when it comes to powertrain (aside choosing whether we have a manual or auto transmission) – the VR6 version has now been dropped from the line up (a bargain to be had there – dealers are selling them at discounted rates) and we are left with a 2.0 liter turbo charged 4-cylinder which produces 200 BHP.

It isn’t a bad little motor, and 200 BHP feels enough, but we can’t help mourning the loss of the punchy V6. Volkswagen claim a combined MPG figure of 25 MPG for the CC. Transmission is either a 6-speed auto or manual.

2017 Volkswagen CC Equipment

The higher end versions will have tech such as lane departure, forward collision warning, automated emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Expect to see Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as is the 6.3” touchscreen infotainment.

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  • Performance4.7
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.2

The CC 2017 has underwent only a minor changes before the actual generation change scheduled for 2018-2019 model year.

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