New Volkswagen CC arrives in New Zealand

New Volkswagen CC arrives in New Zealand

The new Volkswagen CC is launching in New Zealand in mid-April and will provide style and luxury as standard from an affordable entry price.

Since the Volkswagen CC made its debut four years ago nearly 320,000 people around the globe have chosen it. This model appeals to business customers who drive many miles and to private customers who want a more luxurious drive.

Previously known as the Passat CC, the new Volkswagen CC (which stands for “Comfort Coupe”) has stepped out of the shadow of the Passat. With a completely different body style and aspects of the new CC mirroring the Phaeton (a Euro-market luxury sedan), the CC has moved away from the more practical Passat and has moved into a class of its own.

Tom Ruddenklau, General Manager of Volkswagen New Zealand expects to continue the success of this luxury coupe. “The CC is an exciting addition to the Volkswagen range and provides a stylish and luxurious 5-seater executive coupe at an exceptional entry price. With its dynamic appearance and new innovative systems we expect CC to be a hugely popular model in the New Zealand market.”

Volkswagen is launching the CC into the future with completely redesigned front and rear sections, to give them more precision and adapt them to Volkswagen “design DNA”. As a result, the car has an even more sophisticated and dynamic overall appearance. With the coupé-like styling of the C-pillars and the very long swept-back rear window the new CC has all the appearance of belonging to the luxury class.

Front fog lights, ParkPilot front and rear and automatic driving light control with “leaving home” and “coming home” function are standard across the range. Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and rear assist reversing camera are available with the FSI. The diesel variant has 17” Phoenix alloy wheels whereas FSI comes with 18” Interlagos alloy wheels with full size mobility tyres across both models.

Inside the CC stylish features make life easier and more comfortable. A premium radio CD system with large high resolution colour touch screen is standard and includes a 6-disc CD changer with MP3 and WMA file compatibility. ‘Climatronic’ two zone air conditioning system ensures you and your passengers can choose a comfortable temperature, and for longer journeys, cruise control is a must. The leather-covered multi-function steering wheel with height/ rake adjustment comes standard, with DSG gear change paddles in the petrol variant. A transparent panoramic electric tilting sunroof and radio-navigation systems with NZ maps are optional in both variants.

Most coupés compromise space for style – not the CC. In the rear, a continuous bench seat (3 seats) is standard. CC comes with Napa leather upholstery with heated sports front seats and electrically adjustable lumbar support. Petrol variant drivers will appreciate the integrated massage function which optimises comfort. Dashboard and centre console are suitably understated but elegant with „brushed dark aluminium‟ inserts.

Whether your hands are full of luggage or shopping, a specific foot motion behind the vehicle is all that is needed to open access to the boot. If the new Volkswagen CC is equipped with Easy Open a sensor in the bumper area recognises a kick-like leg motion and of course, the boot only opens for someone carrying the proper remote key for the CC.

For people who spend a long time in their vehicles the innovative assistance systems from Volkswagen mean getting to your destination safely. Fatigue detection detects waning driver concentration and warns the driver with acoustic and visual signals recommending that the driver take a break from driving. ParkPilot, front and rear makes parking a breeze. Optional Dynamic Light Assist makes manual headlight switching between dipped and main beam a thing of the past with bi-xenon headlights individually dipping where a potential glare to on-coming vehicles is detected. XDS electronic transverse differential lock reduces under-steering through curves. CC also comes with ESP, brake assist, ABS, EDL and Traction Control System as well as a network of airbags, safety-optimised, vertically and horizontally adjustable front head restraints and ISOFIX mounting points on two rear seats for child seats.

The CC will be powered by innovative petrol and diesel direct-injection engines. The diesel variant (TDI) has an output of 125kW and is equipped with BlueMotion Technologies (BMT). BMT includes a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode (which recovers braking energy). Petrol engines also have battery regeneration functionality and develop an impressive 220kW of power accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds. The Volkswagen CC FSI will be offered with 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard. Both variants are equipped with 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). All of the engines are designed to maximise efficiency with combined fuel consumption from as low as 5.5l/100km and CO2 emissions from only 144g/km in the diesel variant.

Landing in mid-April the CC TDI 125kW BMT is available from RRP $61,750 and the CC V6 FSI 4Motion is available from $73,250.

The new Volkswagen CC is launching in New Zealand in mid-April and will provide style and luxury as standard from an affordable entry price.

Since the Volkswagen CC made its debut four years ago nearly 320,000 people around the globe have chosen it. This model appeals to business customers who drive many miles and to private customers who want a more luxurious drive.

Previously known as the Passat CC, the new Volkswagen CC (which stands for “Comfort Coupe”) has stepped out of the shadow of the Passat. With a completely different body style and aspects of the new CC mirroring the Phaeton (a Euro-market luxury sedan), the CC has moved away from the more practical Passat and has moved into a class of its own.

Tom Ruddenklau, General Manager of Volkswagen New Zealand expects to continue the success of this luxury coupe. “The CC is an exciting addition to the Volkswagen range and provides a stylish and luxurious 5-seater executive coupe at an exceptional entry price. With its dynamic appearance and new innovative systems we expect CC to be a hugely popular model in the New Zealand market.”

Volkswagen is launching the CC into the future with completely redesigned front and rear sections, to give them more precision and adapt them to Volkswagen “design DNA”. As a result, the car has an even more sophisticated and dynamic overall appearance. With the coupé-like styling of the C-pillars and the very long swept-back rear window the new CC has all the appearance of belonging to the luxury class.

Front fog lights, ParkPilot front and rear and automatic driving light control with “leaving home” and “coming home” function are standard across the range. Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights and rear assist reversing camera are available with the FSI. The diesel variant has 17” Phoenix alloy wheels whereas FSI comes with 18” Interlagos alloy wheels with full size mobility tyres across both models.

Inside the CC stylish features make life easier and more comfortable. A premium radio CD system with large high resolution colour touch screen is standard and includes a 6-disc CD changer with MP3 and WMA file compatibility. ‘Climatronic’ two zone air conditioning system ensures you and your passengers can choose a comfortable temperature, and for longer journeys, cruise control is a must. The leather-covered multi-function steering wheel with height/ rake adjustment comes standard, with DSG gear change paddles in the petrol variant. A transparent panoramic electric tilting sunroof and radio-navigation systems with NZ maps are optional in both variants.

Most coupés compromise space for style – not the CC. In the rear, a continuous bench seat (3 seats) is standard. CC comes with Napa leather upholstery with heated sports front seats and electrically adjustable lumbar support. Petrol variant drivers will appreciate the integrated massage function which optimises comfort. Dashboard and centre console are suitably understated but elegant with „brushed dark aluminium‟ inserts.

Whether your hands are full of luggage or shopping, a specific foot motion behind the vehicle is all that is needed to open access to the boot. If the new Volkswagen CC is equipped with Easy Open a sensor in the bumper area recognises a kick-like leg motion and of course, the boot only opens for someone carrying the proper remote key for the CC.

For people who spend a long time in their vehicles the innovative assistance systems from Volkswagen mean getting to your destination safely. Fatigue detection detects waning driver concentration and warns the driver with acoustic and visual signals recommending that the driver take a break from driving. ParkPilot, front and rear makes parking a breeze. Optional Dynamic Light Assist makes manual headlight switching between dipped and main beam a thing of the past with bi-xenon headlights individually dipping where a potential glare to on-coming vehicles is detected. XDS electronic transverse differential lock reduces under-steering through curves. CC also comes with ESP, brake assist, ABS, EDL and Traction Control System as well as a network of airbags, safety-optimised, vertically and horizontally adjustable front head restraints and ISOFIX mounting points on two rear seats for child seats.

The CC will be powered by innovative petrol and diesel direct-injection engines. The diesel variant (TDI) has an output of 125kW and is equipped with BlueMotion Technologies (BMT). BMT includes a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration mode (which recovers braking energy). Petrol engines also have battery regeneration functionality and develop an impressive 220kW of power accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds. The Volkswagen CC FSI will be offered with 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard. Both variants are equipped with 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). All of the engines are designed to maximise efficiency with combined fuel consumption from as low as 5.5l/100km and CO2 emissions from only 144g/km in the diesel variant.

Landing in mid-April the CC TDI 125kW BMT is available from RRP $61,750 and the CC V6 FSI 4Motion is available from $73,250.

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