Sunday, January 20, 2013

2013 Volkswagen CC 2.0 TSI Highline Review

These elements along with a fantastically designed cabin, supreme seats and great powertrain options are all still present. The for-2013 aesthetical lift softened the sharp creases and plunging-wedge nose, and made the 2013 Volkswagen CC less of a bold choice: the CC is now mainstream.

The Comfort CoupĂ©’s new shell is softer, less extravagant (if ever a German car could be qualified as such) and it’s the 2013 Volkswagen CC’s front end that has suffered the most from the generic facelift.To be straight, the remainder of the car has changed very little. The tails are now in line with the current crop of Vdubs. The car’s new fascia betrays what is otherwise the same car as it was, without the initial visual punch. It’s a shame, really.

The cabin is gorgeous; it has always been, and I expect it always will be. In fact, in the sub-$40k range, the $35,125 base Sportline 2013 Volkswagen CC has the nicest interior on the market.The highlights are the seats that have seemingly been pulled out of an $80,000 Audi. Not only do they look good, but their firmness and support make them very comfortable. The dashboard’s simple and symmetrical layout is pleasing to the eye and the materials, fit and finish, to the touch.

Another example are the powertrains: Most trims of the 2013 Volkswagen CC are motivated by one of my favourite 4-cylinder engines in the business; the turbocharged 200 hp 2.0L TSI. It’s so good that I bought one. What I also like is Volkswagen’s DSG transmission. This combination is found in the GLI, GTI and Beetle Turbo. That particular engine is even found in other configurations elsewhere in the lineup.

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