Sunday June 17, 2012
Volkswagen CC unveiled
THE car formerly known as Volkswagen Passat CC is just CC from now on, and sports a more sophisticated and elegant look inside out.
Available in Comfort and Sport variants, the sleek-looking car was launched at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre on Monday.
The entry-level Comfort CC comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless start, cruise control, and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.
The Sport offers additional features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, DYNAUDIO Confidence 600W premium sound system with 10 speakers, panoramic tilting glass roof, rear view camera and brushed dark aluminium decorative inserts for dashboard and door trim panels.
The CC, which made its global debut last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, has a newly designed radiator grille, bi-xenon headlights and bonnet.
Compared to its predecessor, the entire area of the new front bumper, headlights and radiator grille exhibits clean lines that comply with VW design housestyle.
The cabin of the four-door coupé features a new air conditioner control panel and ambient lighting lends an elegant look to the interior at night, with lighting strips integrated into the fine wood or metallic accents in the doors.
The 1.8-litre TSI engine, which produces 160PS and 250Nm of torque, is mated to a fast shifting seven-speed Direct Shift Gearbox.
This combination allows the car to accelerate from 0 to100kph in a decent 8.5 seconds. Top speed is 223kph.
Safety and comfort equipment are improved over those in the older model, featuring a new system known as “Rest Assist” that can detect driver fatigue.
The CC comes with six airbags and this is complemented by electronic stability programme, anti-lock braking system and brake assist. Additionally, the car comes equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror.
The fully imported CC is available in Candy White, Light Brown Metallic, Black Oak Brown Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Icelandic Grey Pearl and Deep Black Pearl and sells for RM226,967.20 for the Comfort version and RM244,967.20 for the Sport version (OTR without insurance).