Volkswagen CC Lux

From VW press:

The 2011 CC embodies the idea that function and form can successfully exist together in a car’s design without sacrificing on practicality. With a starting price of $28,200, and available in six trim levels, the CC forges the comfort and capability of a sedan with the styling and driving experience that are normally only reserved for a coupe.

From the front, the CC immediately commands attention with its sleek, low stance. The wide chrome grille, slit-like headlight housings (Bi-XenonTM High Intensity Gas-discharged headlamps are standard on the VR6 4MOTION® trim level), and reflector lens foglights add an aggressive element to the sedan’s overall appearance. In addition, the angle of the long hood is replicated through the CC’s profile by way of an accent line starting on the front fender and moving just above the door handles as it finishes in the tail light lens. A low-slung roofline includes a panoramic, power sunroof with tinted glass (available on Lux and VR6 4MOTION trim levels) before sloping down into the short rear decklid. Jeweled tail light lenses continue the curvaceous detailing of the CC, and stand above a thin, chrome bumper accent that runs back along the lower half of the doors. Simple, chrome badges just below the tail lights mark the CC name and appropriate engine designation.

The CC touches ground on sculpted alloy wheels mated to Continental ContiSealTM all- season puncture-resistant tires. The Sport model employs the 17-inch “Phoenix” wheel design, while Lux models are equipped with 18-inch “Daytona” or “Interlagos” designs. The VR6 4MOTION model stands out with polished 18-inch “Interlagos” wheels. All wheel and tire combinations include a tire pressure monitoring system that alerts drivers to any potential low pressure conditions.

Those seeking a more aggressive appearance can opt for the R-Line package, which includes lower body side trim, darkened tail lamps, standard fog lamps, stainless door sill plates, and head-turning 18-inch “Mallory” wheels. The R-Line package can be ordered with either 6- speed manual or automatic transmissions on the Sport trim level.

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