You’ll have to look us in the eye for this chapter, as we want to be sincere straight from the beginning: the CC isn’t as good looking as the Passat CC was and this is true regardless of how you look at the car.
Imagine placing the first CC and and the facelifted Passat together in an enormous oven and then used a special arm to mix them together. Let them cool down for a while, take away the Passat and you’ll only be left with the new CC.
Of course, this doesn’t keep the CC from taking the crown in its segment in terms of looks. After all, its slopped roofline makes the Volvo S60
’s or the BMW 3-Series
’ efforts to look sporty seem like a child’s play.
There are certain elements of the car that have become more expressive though and we’re talking about the lights here. The LEDs used for both the front and the rear ones spell “efficienchique”. And despite the fact that the car’s styling cues have been moved a bit towards the notion of mainstream, it still manages to grab a lot of attention on the street.
Once you open any of the doors and go past the moment in which you are thrilled by the lack of any pillars, you’ll notice that... there’s almost noting to notice - the facelift hasn’t brought too much novelties for the cabin.
But this is not necessarily a negative aspect, as you get the same ergonomic driving position, one that’s easy to find too, good all-round visibility (even the rear one isn’t too bad), as well as pleasant materials. Just sitting and watching the coupe-like styling cues in the interior rear-view mirror gives you an extremely pleasant sensation.
And if if you look below the part that can be seen in the rear view mirror, you’ll notice that the rear passengers now get a three-seat bench, instead of the two individual seats used by the old model.
Unlike in other four-door coupes, the interior is well lit and, like in many of the cars that belong to this class, there’s enough room in the back for adults, even when talking about long trips.
And there’s one more card up the CC’s elegant sleeve: safety. The Euro NCAP hasn’t tested this model, but since it’s extremely close to the standard Passat
, we’ll presume that it offers the same five-star rating.Continue reading