When Volkswagen introduced the CC four years ago, they took the world by storm by creating a Mercedes-Benz CLS for the masses. And because it’s been four years since the CC first debuted, Volkswagen has just fully revealed the mid-cycle refresh for the CC here at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Taking heavily from the new Passat, the new 2013 CC maintains its four-door coupe proportions, but features some less dramatic design cues that make the new CC look more sophisticated.
The CC also gets some other modifications as well. Gone is the four-seat capacity as Volkswagen swapped out the rear bench’s center storage unit for a center seat. New exterior and interior color combinations were also introduced for the 2013 CC as well as a new selection of wheels.
Equipment wise, bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights are standard on the CC, with the DRTs optional on Sport models.
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The engines powering the new CC are either a 2.0L TSI turbocharged and direct-injected four-banger that’s good for 200hp and the 3.6L narrow-angle VR6 churning out 280hp. Both are carryover items from the previous CC.
For more information, check out the press release after the jump. Pricing and additional information will be released closer to the CC’s launch date during the spring of 2012 for the US.
– By: Chris Chin