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New Volkswagen CC: Luxury Motoring Without The Luxury Pricetag

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 4, 2012: Volkswagen has announced UK pricing for the new CC, which is now available to order. The new CC, which made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, will cost just £24,200 for the entry-level 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS, rising to £30,100 for the range-topping GT 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS DSG with BlueMotion Technology.

The new CC offers the same blend of four-door practicality and sleek coupé-like styling as its predecessor, the Passat CC, but is updated to incorporate Volkswagen’s new design DNA. This is most evident at the front in the new radiator grille’s strong horizontal line and the reprofiled bumper, and at the rear in the completely redesigned bumper and new LED tail lights.

The comprehensive standard specification includes RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation system, DAB digital radio, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, 2Zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and brake energy recuperation on all models. Safety features include a driver alert system, ESP electronic stabilisation programme and four-way adjustable front head restraints, to reduce the risk of whiplash injuries.

Move up to GT trim and the equipment becomes sybaritic, with heated front seats, full Nappa leather upholstery, three-mode adaptive chassis control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and heat insulating tinted glass from the B-pillar back all included as standard.

Options include High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights; Side Assist, which monitors the vehicle’s blind spot; Lane Assist and adaptive cruise control with City Emergency Braking function; a rear-view camera; front climate seats with massage function; and an electrically deployed towbar.

From launch, the UK engine range will comprise 1.8-litre TSI 160 PS or 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS petrols and a 2.0-litre TDI common rail diesel with either 140 or 170 PS. All models with 170 PS or more also now get a standard XDS differential, an electronic cross-axle traction control system for improved traction and handling.

UK retailers are taking orders for the new car now and first customer deliveries are due on 16 April.