VW drops Passat CC, releases 'new' CC instead

Mark Nichol

The Los Angeles Auto Show will host the debut of a car we've never heard of before, the Volkswagen CC.

Obviously it's a Passat CC, but Volkswagen has chosen to drop the Passat part during the car's mid-life facelift. We know not why, but it's perhaps an attempt to shed the rakish four-door 'coupé' of the Passat's particularly non-rakish image.