Hot News: 2016 Volkswagen Golf CC


What It Is: A low-slung, four-door sedan called the Golf CC, or perhaps Jetta CC in the States. It would be to the Golf and to the Jetta what the bigger CC—as it is simply badged in the U.S.—is to the Passat: an elegantly rebodied and slightly less practical derivative. The Golf CC could have a conventional trunklid, like a four-door sedan, or it could incorporate a liftgate similar to the Audi A7’s.

Why It Matters: This smaller CC wouldn’t be a crucial car for the brand, but it would be a quick and cost-effective way to create a premium-priced offering from a large-volume platform. It could also win over customers who believe—as we do—that the Jetta lacks sizzle.

Platform: This car would use Volkswagen's new modular MQB platform . The platform also will be used for the next-generation MkVII Golf and a smorgasbord of other VW Group models. (Our current Jetta and Passat are on different architectures.) The first car sprung from the MQB bones is the third-generation Audi A3.

Powertrains: The Golf CC would pack an upscale selection of VW's next-generation turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, with perhaps a gas/electric powertrain swiped from the Jetta hybrid also on offer. Power would be transmitted to the front wheels through manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions. Of course, if VW can make a business case, anything from a three-banger to the awesome 2.5-liter, five-cylinder turbo that powers the Audi TT RS and the RS3 could be fitted. All-wheel drive is a possibility.

Thanks to: Car and Driver

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