According to 2018 Volkswagen CC spy photos we’ve exclusively seen, it appears that a slew of changes are slated to take place in the new model year. Although the camouflage makes it almost impossible for us to get a glimpse of the new-look Volkswagen CC, one thing’s for sure – changes are abound! Below we’ve prepared a well-researched review based on the teaser photos and spy photographs we’ve seen of the Volkswagen CC while undergoing test drives. Its release date and price rumors are also covered.
Here’s some Volkswagen CC 101 notes: it debuted eight years ago and was the first four door coupe that was priced within the range of between $30k and $40k. The Volkswagen CC had sold over 270,000 units in just five years globally thanks in part to its striking exterior styling, ample list of standard features, a well-built and attractive cabin, and an available all-wheel drive system.
Now, even in the midst of all the trouble with its emissions’ scandal, Volkswagen is at it again, presenting a visually and technically updated 2018 Volkswagen CC. With what looks like a new front and rear styling, the new model aims to take an even assertive move in the entry-level luxury and workaday family sedan segment. There’s so much to love about the 2018 Volkswagen CC – I’d say!
Take a look even at the outgoing model, and you’ll be amazed by the creativity of Volkswagen engineers. See, the 2016 CC was in terms of design, a compelling center of a Venn diagram between a four-door sedan and sport coupe. It is stylish, executive, and best executed for the money. Having said that, imagine then how just the new Volkswagen CC will look like once it is officially unveiled.
While much can be said about how better the Volkswagen CC has become over the years, there’s one thing that cannot wished away – its age! See, in a segment overflowing with fresher and updated vehicles each year, the Volkswagen CC finds itself between a rock and a hard place. We however assure its fans that they’ll love whatever is coming their way. According to rumors, most previously optional features have been made standard. Some of these include lane-keeping assist, Easy Open system, 360-degrees Optical Parking system, Dynamic Light Assist, Side Assist Plus, and Fatigue detection system.
With all these and more features available, the 2018 Volkswagen CC will be better placed to take on its competition that includes the likes of BMW 320i, Acura TLX 2016, 2016 Nissan Maxima, and 2018 Honda Accord. But for those looking for an inarguable package of style, the 2018 Volkswagen CC still remains a top competitor.
2018 Volkswagen CC Release Date & Price
The Volkswagen CC pricing estimates and release date’s details are yet to be announced. But given the refreshments and updates, we’d vouch for a slight price increment over the existing price that ranges between $34,475 for the base Volkswagen CC 2.0T Sport PZEV Sedan and $44,000 for the Volkswagen CC 3.6L V6 4Motion Executive Sedan. Lease deals will also be other ownership options. Its release date should be expected in the fall of 2018.
2018 Volkswagen CC Exterior
Volkswagen has reworked both the front and rear body sections, at least according to what Klaus Bischoff – Head of Volkswagen’s Design Brand, is saying. For 2018, buyers should expect new alloy wheels, a host of exterior styling modifications, and colors that will give it an even more dynamic yet elegant overall image.
As the images here depict, the hood, headlights, and radiator grille have new designs. And each part of the styling augers well with the Volkswagen ‘design DNA’ styling. The DNA puts more emphasis on concise harmony of the radiator grille and the headlights and the horizontal lines.
More details about the front, side, and rear profiles will be updated on this space once it officially debuts.
2018 Volkswagen CC Interior
Even in its basic form, the new 2018 Volkswagen CC seems to beat most of its rivals on build quality and material quality. Although the interior doesn’t seem to come with many changes like the exterior, sources in the know say the infotainment system has been updated to offer better Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and faster processing speeds. More details will be known as its release date nears.
As of this writing, six trims are available for the 2018 Volkswagen CC: R Line, Sport, Trend, V6 4Motion Executive, R-Line Executive with Carbon, and R-Line Executive.
Engines offered are a carry-over from the existing model. As such, buyers should expect a 200-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 280 hp.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.7 in. (106.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.1 in. (189.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 94 ft³
Cargo volume: 13.2 ft³
Curb weight: 3354 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 21/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Oak Brown Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Fortana Red, Indium Gray, Night Blue Metallic, Pure White, Reflex Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
A bevy of safety features are in store. The VW’s Car-Net telematics systems bundles such features as stolen vehicle location, remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, and geo-fencing. Details of the results of the NHTSA and IIHS’ crash assessment will be updated here as soon as we have them.