Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Mike Sabarre, Brent Co | posted September 16, 2016 18:10
Sleeker, sportier D-segment entry from VW
Volkswagen continues its expansion in the Philippines with the introduction of the CC in the local lineup. The CC is the four door coupe version of the Passat and presents itself as a sleeker alternative to the brand's D-segment entry.
Immediately noticeable in the CC is its distinct roofline. Unlike the Passat, the CC follows the shape of a coupe with its steeply raked windshield, curved roof and rear section that merges into the trunk. It differentiates itself from the Passat as it also has a fascia unique to the four-door coupe. Illumination is provided by a pair of HID projector headlights which are adorned by LED daytime running lights. Towards the rear, it features wide, upswept tail lights which point towards the Volkswagen badge towards the center.
Inside, the CC leather seats, silver trim, a multi-function steering wheel and air-conditioning vents for rear passengers. The CC also benefits from power seats for the front occupants with memory for the driver. Automatic climate control is also standard in Volkswagen's four-door coupe. To boost practicality, it also comes with 60:40 split fold rear seats to accommodate larger items.
Under the hood of the CC is an uprated version of Volkswagen's 2.0 liter TDI engine. In the CC, power is rated at 184 PS with a torque figure of 320 Nm. It is then mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox with Tiptronic mode. In addition, it also has variable damper control, as well as automatic stop-start which shuts off the engine when the brake pedal is fully depressed.