The new model gets a redesigned front that sports a new chrome-trimmed grille, reshaped headlamps that incorporate a ring of LEDs and a reworked bumper Similar changes can be found at the back with new LED tail lamp, bumper and boot lid designs. A fresh choice of colors and alloy wheel options round off the exterior updates. The petrol engine range is carried over from the last model, which means you are looking at the familiar 160bhp 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo, 211 bhp 2.0L turbo and the range-topping 303bhp 3.6L V6.
The refreshed Volkswagen CC will be launched initially in Germany come February 2012, then gradually across Europe, America, Russia, China and other sales regions. It is a good marketing strategy for the CC to drop off the “Passat” name from its nomenclature to distance itself from the regular model, just like the Mercedes CLS is not named the “E-Class CC” or something to that effect.