Our intrepid spy photographers have caught up with this 2012 Volkswagen Passat CC facelift prototype testing somewhere in the European Alps.

The Passat CC facelift will be sporting lots of changes, as evidenced by how much camouflage Volkswagen is using on this prototype.

The facelifted Passat CC is expected to be updated to VW's current design language, with the edgier shoulders and bonnet, as well as new front and rear fascias which will more closely match those of the current Passat generation. The CC's new four-tier center grille can also be seen hiding under that camo.

2012 Volkswagen Passat CC facelift spied