The Volkswagen CC (also known as the Volkswagen Passat CC in its first generation) is a four-door coup version of the Volkswagen Passat. It debuted in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The suffix CC stands for Comfort Coup and the car is marketed by VW as a more luxurious vehicle than the standard Passat saloon. The Passat CC falls between the Passat and the Phaeton in VW's range while based on the Passat, and sharing its wheelbase, the CC is 27mm (1.06 inches) longer, 50mm (1.97 inches) lower, and 36mm (1.42 inches) wider than the Passat. Volkswagen has ambitions of selling 300,000 units over a period of seven years. The company expects that 60% of these sales (about 26,000 units per year) will come from the US market. In China, the CC was released by FAW-VW on July 15, 2010, and is available in 1.8TSI and 2.0TSI trims. The car rests on a 2,711mm (106.7in) wheelbase and is, for the time being, available with a 1.
Contributions by Auto professor, Teutonic Tamer, and Biker Biker.