With sleek four-door coupés all the rage these days, it’s not surprising that Volkswagen is looking into developing a sibling for the CC (Volkswagen decided to drop Passat from its name for the latest generation).
The company has already announced late last year that it will not be producing a next-generation Volkswagen Golf EOS – the company’s first folding hardtop. Instead, it will creating a smaller CC to be based on a stretched version of the new Volkswagen Golf’s MQB platform.
Drawing inspiration from the CC, but with styling influenced by the Golf, the “Golf CC” (VW Compact Coupe Concept from 2010 pictured above) will be positioned as an affordable alternative to the Mercedes –Benz CLA.
Engine options are expected to closely mirror that of the Golf as well, that include a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol with 88kW (120hp) and a 2.0-litre TDI with 110kW (150hp). A go fast GTI variant may also be on the cards, featuring a 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder engine that generates 164kW (220hp) and 350Nm of torque.
The “Golf CC” is expected to hit the market in 2015 with a base price of around £19,000.