VW continues to explore new ways to manage its product inventory, sending the 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line to dealerships later this year—priced from $32,195—while offering an entry-level 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport—with an MSRP of $30,250—only as a special-order model. It’s the same strategy the automaker is using with the new 2013 VW Jetta Hybrid, which will come to stores stickered at $26,990 but provide a special-order starter version at $24,995.
On the other hand, while the new starter CC may be a bit trickier to get your hands on, Volkswagen has lowered its price a little, removing $460 from the MSRP of the current one (along with its LED daytime running lights and adaptive headlights). Other news about the 2013 VW CC is just a click away …
2013 Volkswagen CC: A Look at the Lineup
The 2013 Volkswagen CC will be sold in five flavors for the new model year, with all models benefiting from a fairly significant style upgrade that includes a new front-end appearance highlighted by a reshaped grille and hood design, new light treatments (including LED elements), and a sharpened yet swoopier silhouette that further accentuates the car’s four-door coupe positioning.
Specific model highlights include:
CC 2.0T Sport—The “base” model of the 2013 VW CC is anything but, coming right out of the box with a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, the automaker’s Climatronic humidity-sensing climate system, Bluetooth technology, an eight-speaker touchscreen sound system, and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. And note: Customers willing to spring for the LED daytime running lights and adaptive headlights, for an additional $460, will be able to find that CC configuration at dealerships.
CC 2.0T Sport Plus—This version of the CC provides all the goodies from the entry model, “Plus” 18-inch wheels, the lighting package, a standard six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (a manual is standard on the Sport proper), and VW’s RNS 315 touchscreen navigation system.
CC 2.0T Lux—The ultimate in forced-induction fashion for the CC, the Lux model wears a tinted sunroof, an exclusive 18-inch wheel design, ambient lighting and an upgraded interior trimmed in Dark Brushed Aluminum
CC R-Line—Although still motivated by the 2013 Volkswagen CC’s I4 turbo—capable of 200 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque—the R-Line model gets an aggressively athletic body kit with side skirts, a front bumper that’s been redesigned to house a large lower air intake, projector-style foglights, shaded tail lights, and, in the cabin, stainless-steel scuff plates and a multifunction steering wheel (with paddle shifters for automatically transmissioned models).
CC VR6 4Motion Executive—At the top of the CC range, drivers welcome a 3.6-liter V6 engine that’s worth 280 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive technology, upgraded navigation and sound systems, ventilated front seats (with massage functionality for the driver), Park Distance Control, headlight washers, and more.