Volkswagen CC (2012–2017)

Model History

January 2012

Volkswagen CC debuts

Replacement for the Passat CC will cost from £24,200 for the entry-level 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS, rising to £30,100 for the range-topping GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS DSG with BlueMotion Technology.

The new CC offers the same blend of four-door practicality and sleek coupé-like styling as its predecessor, the Passat CC, but is updated to incorporate Volkswagen's new design DNA. This is most evident at the front in the new radiator grille's strong horizontal line and the reprofiled bumper, and at the rear in the completely redesigned bumper and new LED tail lights.

The comprehensive standard specification includes RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation system, DAB digital radio, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, 2Zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and brake energy recuperation on all models. Safety features include a driver alert system, ESP electronic stabilisation programme and four-way adjustable front head restraints, to reduce the risk of whiplash injuries.

Move up to GT trim and the equipment becomes sybaritic, with heated front seats, full Nappa leather upholstery, three-mode adaptive chassis control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and heat insulating tinted glass from the B-pillar back all included as standard.

Options include High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights; Side Assist, which monitors the vehicle's blind spot; Lane Assist and adaptive cruise control with City Emergency Braking function; a rear-view camera; front climate seats with massage function; and an electrically deployed towbar.

From launch, the UK engine range will comprise 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS or 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS petrols and a 2.0-litre TDI common rail diesel with either 140 or 170 PS. All models with 170 PS or more also now get a standard XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system for improved traction and handling.

Trim
level

Engine
derivative

CO 2 ,
g/km

Combined
mpg

Price, £RRP
OTR

CC

1.8-litre TSI 160 PS 6 spd manual

165

39.8

24,200

CC

1.8-litre TSI 160 PS 7 spd DSG

167

39.2

25,760

CC

2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology

125

60.1

25,345

CC

2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology

139

53.3

26,810

GT

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd manual

171

38.7

28,285

GT

2.0-litre TSI 210 PS 6 spd DSG

182

36.2

29,685

GT

2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology

125

60.1

27,570

GT

2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6 spd DSG BlueMotion Technology

140

57.3

29,035

GT

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd manual BlueMotion Technology

129

57.6

28,620

GT

2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6 spd DSG BlueMotion Technology

144

51.4

30,100

January 2013

Prices lowered across the CC range. The price of every CC model in the range is now at least £470 lower than 2012, from £24,050 (RRP OTR). Anyone opting for the best-selling CC GT 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS version (with either manual or DSG gearbox) get seven better value, with prices for this model down by a total of £1,320, thanks to the removal of ACC Adaptive Chassis Control, which now becomes a £850 option. ACC remains standard on the CC GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS and CC GT 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS, and is optional on all other models.

January 2016

Two new Volkswagen CC Black Edition model trims, both with extra style and value, are also made their UK Retailer debuts in January 2016. The Volkswagen CC GT Black Edition and CC R-Line Black Edition both feature generous extra specification and styling enhancements to build on the already comfortable and stylish CC GT and CC R-Line. The new Black Edition versions add a styling pack with black front grille, electric tilting sunroof, and 18-inch Lakeville alloy wheels on the GT Black Edition and 18-inch Talladega alloy wheels on the R-line Black Edition. Interior specification includes new Carbon Nappa leather upholstery with carbon fibre-style decorative inserts on front and side doors, plus black piano inserts in the centre console. The new special edition models are priced from £29,150 (RRP OTR) – just £575 more than the current GT and R-Line models.

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