IIHS Gives Volkswagen CC Top Safety Pick
"The TOP SAFETY PICK award from the IIHS is a tremendous honor for our CC," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.
"We are thrilled when organizations like the IIHS recognize the hard work of our engineers who are dedicated to the safety of our customers. This award further validates Volkswagen's Prevent and Preserve Safety System approach to vehicle safety," he added.
In terms of restraint systems, the CC comes fitted with standard driver and front passenger advanced multistage front airbags; driver and front passenger side-thorax airbags; head curtain airbags (front and rear); three-point safety belts front and rear; emergency locking retractors for all seating positions; optimized front head restraints; safety belt power pretensioners at the driver and front passenger positions; safety belt load limiters for driver, front passenger and rear outboard seating positions; tire pressure monitoring system; and rear seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchorage and top tether child seat attachments. A rear passenger side-thorax airbag system with safety belt pretensioners is optional.
In addition to the wealth of airbags available on the CC, the 2009 CCD features standard electronic stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Brake Assist and Electronic Differential Locking (EDL). Additionally, potential customers can choose the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive on the CC VR6 for even more safety.
As the press release informs, the CC is available in the US for $27,100 and has a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.