Volkswagen is reportedly working on a Shooting Brake version of the CC which should be out in early 2015.

Volkswagen is reportedly working on a Shooting Brake version of the CC which should be out in early 2015.

The CC Shooting Brake will be based on the second-gen model and will ride on VW's versatile MQB platform. Senior Volkswagen officials are aiming at an early 2015 launch as a model to fill in the gap between the Passat and Phaeton. For this reason, the new model will grow in size and is expected to be almost 4900mm long.

Thanks to the extended length, the CC Shooting Brake will provide more space inside the cabin, especially for rear passengers who will benefit from additional legroom. Engines will include the same transversely-mounted 4-cylinder gasoline and diesels, joined by a possible plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid.

As standard, the car will have a FWD layout but for more money clients will be able to opt for a 4Motion AWD system using the firm's recently introduced Haldex 5 system which debuted on the new Golf VII 4Motion.

If green lighted for production, the 2015 Volkswagen CC Shooting Brake will have an angled tailgate, significantly curved roofline and offer up to 570 liters cargo room. The decision to put the car into production will be made based on Passat estate sales. A different moniker is possible if and when the model will come out.

Note: 2013 U.S.-spec Volkswagen CC R-Line pictured

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Volkswagen working on CC Shooting Brake - report