The first indicator that the Volkswagen Passat CC is a very different Passat is that it doesn’t share a single body panel with the “regular” version. One look at its coupelike sloping roofline, striking side character line and all-new front and rear ends, and you realize this Comfort Coupe has something the current Passat lacks — true “look at me” styling from every angle.
While we’re not sure who the typical buyer of the Passat CC will be, we’re positive the car will sell a lot better than VW’s previous upmarket attempts — the Passat W8 and the Phaeton. For not only is the Passat CC a better-driving Passat, it’s also a darn cool-looking car. For many, that will be reason enough.