Why Did Volkswagen Just Kill Off Its Most Beautiful Model?


The CC may be dead, but it will return.

Mercedes may have invented the four-door-coupe with the CLS, but Volkswagen made it affordable with the CC, the prettiest model VW offered in the US. Now, sources from German carmaker have told Autocar that production of the CC has ceased. Only 3,900 units of the CC were sold in 2015 compared to the 20,200 Passat (UK sales figures). We have seen spy shots of the CC's replacement, but Volkswagen has not confirmed when this new model will eventually reach production.

Even though production of the CC has ended, you will still be able to buy one. This means Volkswagen has produced enough cars to last until the replacement arrives. Like the original car, the next generation CC will be a visual stunner and be the premium option in the VW lineup. The new design could be heavily based on the Sport Coupe GTE Concept which was shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. In order to reinvigorate sales, the CC nameplate may be dropped with something more exciting. We wouldn't be adverse to a name change, as long as this new model is still reasonably affordable and upscale. We expect to see the company's 2.0-liter turbo make another appearance.

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There could be the possibility of hybrid or electric drivetrains, the former of which could use a 3.0-liter V6 from the GTE Concept. The most powerful CC came with a 3.6-liter VR6 engine with 280 hp, but we would love to see a future hybrid model with more power.

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