Volkswagen Passat is a large sized family sedan car manufactured by the German auto giant since 1973. The previous version of VW Passat CC was known as Passat B1, B2, B3, etc. In 2008, VW launched Passat CC where CC stands for comfort coupe. The main intention of the company was to produce a luxurious and stylish car which can compete with Mercedes CLS.
2017 VW Passat CC – Brief overview and Trim levels
VW Passat CC will is more attractive than its previous versions. The 2017 VW Passat CC model is expected to have all the latest features which will make this vehicle one of the best luxury family sedans (entry level). The new features in 2017 model may include all wheel drive, better exterior designing, new infotainment system, and much more.
The 2017 Passat will be available in seven trim levels S, SE, SEL, Sport, R-Line, V6, and V6 R-Line.
2017 VW Passat CC – Exterior and Interior Design
The new 2017 VW Passat CC will have a longer wheelbase with more interior space. The vehicle will be a four-door sedan like its previous models. The seats are made of high-quality leather, and the vehicle will have a larger infotainment system with latest technological features. The exterior color options include metallic brown, red, metallic blue, deep black, white, gray, and silver metallic.
Other interior features include folding rear seats, floor with carpet mats, heated side mirrors, power adjustable front seats, daytime running lights, steering wheel wrapped with leather. A 6.3-inch touch screen display has been added, and some other features are smartphone integration, auto dimming rear view mirrors, superior quality sound system, automatic climate control, LED headlights, rain sensing wipers,etc.
Some of the safety features of 2017 VW Passat CCincludes remote vehicle access, stolen vehicle location detection, automatic collision notification, rear parking sensors, wide angle rear view camera, adaptive cruise control, stability and traction control, collision alert, and many other features.
2017 VW Passat CC – Engine and Performance
Apart from 4Motion Executive other CC trims come with 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine (turbocharged) and front wheel drive. This engine gives a power output of 200 hp and a torque of 207 pound-feet. The higher end model is expected to be equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine which can generate a power of 280 hp and a torque of 265 pound-feet. The 2.0-liter engine can attain a speed of 60 mph from 0 in 7 seconds, and the 3.6-liter engine can reach the same speed in 6.8 seconds.
The fuel efficiency is expected to remain unaltered compared to previous models. The EPA rating of 2.0-liter engine for a city is 22 mpg, 31 mpg the highway, and 25 mpg combined. While the EPA of 3.6-liter engine is rated at 17 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highways, and 20 mpg combined.
Few rivals of 2017 VW Passat CCin the range of family sedans is:
- Audi A4
- BMW 3-series
- Jaguar XE
- Cadillac ATS
2017 VW Passat CC – Price and Release Date
The 2017 VW Passat CC is expected to launch during the first half of 2017, and the base model may start from $32,500. The top model might have a price of around $45,000.