Volkswagen has upgraded its four-door coupé with standard satellite navigation and a new five-seat interior. The Volkswagen Passat CC is the first ‘mainstream’ four-door coupé – following on from the successful Mercedes-Benz CLS.
Now there’s space for five
Until now, the Volkswagen Passat CC had just four seats as standard, but amongst a raft of minor revisions VW has managed to find space for a fifth seat by resorting to a more traditional bench-style rear seating arrangement.
This will boost the model’s practicality, and perhaps increase its popularity amongst saloon car buyers looking for something a little bit different.
Satnav and Bluetooth now included
At the same time Volkswagen is introducing satellite navigation as standard across the Passat CC range, alongside a touchscreen Bluetooth device for mobile phone connectivity.
This is in addition to an equipment list that already includes dual-zone air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels and leather trim for the steering wheel, handbrake and gearknob. Safety kit includes six airbags and stability control.
GT gains leather, parking sensors
The higher spec trim line already features Adaptive Chassis Control (with Normal, Comfort and Sport setting), 18-inch wheels and ‘heat insulating’ tinted rear glass.
In addition to this, revised models will now include standard Nappa leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, and cruise control.
Higher price but added value
Sadly, the extras aren’t entirely without cost consequence – the standard Passat CC has increased in price by £515, while the Passat CC GT goes up by £1,000. However, the kit added to each model is respectively, worth £1,000 and £3,000 – so the changes represent very fair value.
The revised Volkswagen Passat CC is available to order now. Prices start at £22,645 for the standard car and £25,160 for the GT.
There are no changes to the exterior design or the engine line-up.
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