VW Planning Golf CC for 2015

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Volkswagen is reportedly expanding on the success of the Passat CC with a smaller Golf CC.

They say that the Volkswagen CC is the poor man's Mercedes-Benz CLS. With its sleeker silhouette and overall more luxurious appearance than the standard Passat sedan, the CC has proven to be a sales success since its launch in 2008. But Volkswagen is apparently continuing its philosophy of "whatever you can do, we can do cheaper" vis-a-vis the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA. A new report from AutoExpress is claiming that VW is currently at work developing the Golf CC, essentially a four-door coupe variant of the popular Golf hatchback.

Set to arrive in showrooms in the US, Europe and China in 2015, the Golf CC will be VW's affordable alternative to the CLA, that sleek new A-Class-based four-door coupe coming from Mercedes. Unlike the Jetta sedan, the Golf CC will feature a wide-opening hatchback tailgate instead of a traditional trunk. The Golf CC will ride on the same MQB platform as its hatch cousin, but will be an overall sportier package with engine options likely to include a turbo 1.4-liter four with 120 horsepower and a 2.0 TDI good for 148 hp. But what we're really looking forward to is the Golf CC GTI, set to arrive not long after the base model premieres.

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