EXCLUSIVE FIRST TIME SPY PHOTOS:
Volkswagen Passat CC Luxury
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TACH AUTO CENTRAL – December 14, 2007: After waiting for several
freezing hours at a remote northern Finland location, intrepid spy-photog
Robert Andre Sandseth captured these latest pictures of the new Passat CC
Shown alongside a Mercedes-Benz CLS, the VW
vehicle was undergoing cold weather testing when the un-camouflaged shots
were taken. It is believed that these are the first un-cloaked pics to be
Previous reports indicate that the CC was designed, in part, to
replace the failed Phaeton as an up-market VW alternative, and to compete
in the CLS segment. Earlier this month, Volkswagen confirmed the intended production of this
car with the introduction of a mini teaser-website
within the overall VW German website that reveals various close-up scenes.
It is rumored that the CC will have up to 5 different engine options, including gasoline and
diesel, and that the vehicle’s dimensions are a 106-inch wheelbase
and about 190-inches in length.
It’s expected that VW will debut the
CC at the Geneva Motor Show this coming March. Since The Auto Channel will
have a few people at the Geneva show this year,
we'll be providing
our usual comprehensive Press Pass Coverage video of the launch.
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