The attractive Volkswagen Passat CC, which VW plans to sell as merely the Volkswagen CC despite America's resistance to the metric system, will be going on sale in the US this September and the company apparently has big plans for the "four-door coupe." In a conversation with Automotive News Europe, a VW exec was quoted as saying that the US is expected to make up 60% of the CC's sales. Though we like the look of the new CC in person, that's a pretty steep number for a more-expensive Passat.
The trick might be competitive pricing. The lower end model will be powered by a 2.0-liter TSI fourbanger and should start at around $27K with the 3.6-liter FSI V6 starting somewhere north of the $30K mark. By comparison, the Passat starts out at approximately $24K, making the CC not quite as large a leap as the abandoned Phaeton. [AutoNewsEurope via eGMCarTech]