SJalopnik reader Colter was wandering along Cannery Row in lovely Monterey, California when he happened upon the first pre-production 2009 VW CC we've seen on the streets. We're assuming it was in town for the Monterey Historics as it was tooling around with a quartet of Lamborghinis. Colter was quick with his phone and able to grab exterior shots from each angle, a pair of interior shots and even photos of the direct-injection, 200 HP, 2.0-liter TSI mill.
A quick comparison to the VW CC shown at the Detroit Auto Show reveals not much was changed. That's good because we were impressed with its sleek design and hopeful that, by slotting a car above the standard Passat, we'd move one step closer to getting the Phaeton back. (Thanks to Colter for sharing these great shots!)