Volkswagen reveals details of CC models

PRICING and spec details have been announced for the forthcoming Volkswagen CC, with the 1.8-litre 158bhp manual TSI model costing £24,200.

That figure rises to £30,100 for the range-topping 168bhp GT 2.0-litre TDI with twin-clutch DSG gearbox and BlueMotion Technology.

There will be three engines with four power outputs in total. The TDI diesel will come in 138bhp and 168bhp guises. The 138bhp version features CO2 emissions as low as 125g/km, and claims fuel economy of 60.1mpg.

The likely most popular models will be the most frugal diesels, in standard CC form for £25,345 and in luxurious GT spec for £27,570.

The four-door CC replaces the Passat CC and reflects the latest changes to the Volkswagen family face. Standard spec on all models will include touchscreen satnav, DAB radio, dual zone climate control, bi-xenon headlights and brake energy recuperation.

GT models will all come with leather seats, the front two of which are heated, three-mode adaptive chassis control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch wheels and heat-reflecting privacy glass around the rear windows.

If you like, you can add climate control and a massage function to the front seats, a rear-view camera, an electronically deployable towbar and various safety systems.

Dealers are taking orders for the cars now, with first deliveries expected on April 16.