Volkswagen (VW) has unveiled prices for its new four-door coupé, the Passat CC, which is available to order from Friday.
VW says the entry-level CC – the 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS – will cost £21,040 on the road and the first cars will start arriving in the UK in mid-July.
Prices for the CC then rise to £31,120 for the range-topping 3.6-litre V6 300 PS.
The CC is a re-worked version of the Passat range of family cars and VW reckons it will tempt buyers away from BMW and Mercedes.
Features on standard models include sports suspension, air conditioning, touch-screen CD stereo system with auto-changer, and electronic stability control.
GT models also have tinted windows, front fog lights and adaptive chassis control (ACC); it’s the first time this feature has appeared on a VW.
ACC allows you to choose between a more comfortable or more sporting ride, or gets the electronics to make the choice for you.
Other systems offered on the Passat CC include Park Assist, which will guide the car into a kerbside space while you just control the accelerator and brake.
Another feature – Lane Assist – monitors the white lines on the road and will nudge the steering back into line if you drift over without signalling.
VW expects to sell around 2,500 Passat CCs in the UK this year, rising to 5,800 in 2009.
Our experts recently put the Passat CC through its paces, so if you want the full lowdown check out the Passat first drive.