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2011-11-03 13:22

LUXURIOUS: With this facelift, Volkswagen moves its CC up in the luxury stakes.

Volkswagen’s CC “four-seater coupe” has turned four and Wolfsburg is celebrating by rolling out a facelift model for us to look forward to in 2012.

The update is not merely a visual adjustment but extends to the technical and driver aid fields, too.

While styling at the front and rear is bolder, the CC will also be sold with an extended range of standard features. New bi-xenon headlights, cornering lights and a fresh LED tail light design will appear alongside fatigue detection and safety head-restraints on the standard feature list.


Volkswagen CC

NEAT AND TIDY: The CC loses its rounded tail light clusters for the current, more squared off, appearance of its siblings.

New driving aids, such as side assist plus with lane assist (a blind spot indicator with steering intervention, if you will), automatic main beam light control and a camera-based traffic sign detection system make their way into the CC, too. Comfort features high on the car's list of priorities with new seats sporting a massage function.

The CC will continue to be powered by a range of petrol and turbodiesel engines, although stop/start and battery regeneration systems will feature in most.

A comprehensive line-up is available in European markets, but the South African engine range – 125kW 2.0 TDI, 155kW 2.0 TSI (with six-speed manual and DSG transmissions) and a 220kW 3.6 V6 FSI – is expected to continue unchanged.

The updated Volkswagen CC will enjoy its world premiere at the 2011 Los Angeles auto show (November 18-27) before going on sale in South Africa in the second quarter of 2012.

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