VW Passat CC Now Available as Five-Seater

 VW Passat CC Now Available as Five-Seater
VW Passat CC 5-seater - 22.01.2010

More is merrier

Volkswagen has announced plans to introduce a five-seat version of the Passat CC.

Originally available only as a four seater, the Passat CC will now offer an optional rear bench due to consumer demand. Volkswagen says the move will "give the Passat CC even greater everyday utility by adding a seating position."

Priced from €100, the rear bench features three head restraints, a center three-point seat belt, and an asymmetrically split folding backrest.

As you may recall, the Passat CC is available with a wide variety of engine. Options include a 2.0-liter TSI with 200 hp, a 3.6-liter V6 FSI with 280 hp and a 2.0-liter TDI with 140 hp.

Source: VW
Published Jan 22, 2010 11:00 am By Michael Gauthier
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Optional new rear bench system available

Wolfsburg, 22 January 2010 - The Passat CC is making an elegant appearance on our roads with its coupé lines and sporty note. Effective now, the Passat CC - previously designed to carry four persons - is available with an optional new rear bench that turns it into a five-seater.

Volkswagen is adding this new product feature in response to requests by many customers to give the Passat CC even greater everyday utility by adding a seating position. The new rear bench fulfils all necessary safety aspects with its third head restraint and three-point seat belt at the centre position. In addition, the folding backrest is asymmetrically split, so that even larger objects can be transported effortlessly. The 3-seat rear bench system is available as an option for 100 euros.

The Passat CC has successfully established itself on the market, one and a half years after its launch. Nearly one out of five customers in Germany chose the four-door Comfort Coupé in 2009. This market share is not all that surprising, given the many technical innovations to choose from. For instance, Volkswagen offers extremely efficient common rail engines with BlueTDI technology on the Passat CC; today, they already conform to the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard with a multi-stage emissions control system that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent. Also providing a maximum of safety are optional assistance systems such as the active lane-keeping system "Lane Assist" and the dynamic chassis control "DCC".


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luxury :-)
Apr 7, 2014 3:48 pm
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The 5 seater version was the only reason that I finally decided to change my initial decition of getting a Jaguar XF 3,0 diesel, for a cheaper but also nice design car, as Passat CC is...
Apr 20, 2010 8:50 pm
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The 3.6 versions has 300hp
Jan 23, 2010 10:07 pm
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So, basically, VW should now just pull the Passat from the US. The CC outsold the Passat in the US last year by a ratio of 3:1. I suspect that the only people who ended up getting the Passat were more family-oriented types. I think VW should definitely keep the CC in the US even after the NMS comes out and replaces the Passat.
Jan 23, 2010 5:50 pm
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The 4 seat config forced me to get a BMW 750 instead of the much more desirable Panamera. We have 4 kids....I need a 5 seater (in addition to our full size 8 pass SUV). I see this differently than most on here. IMO a 4 door car should seat 5 with 4 seats being the option. I wish Porsche would offer the same.
Jan 23, 2010 4:41 pm
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contrasty interiors are soooo sporty....
Jan 23, 2010 11:57 am
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I think that this will make a lot more families interested in this car now
Jan 23, 2010 1:35 am
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this is an interesting concept, a car manufacturer that listens to customer feedback.
Jan 23, 2010 12:34 am
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Where exactly does VW get the notion that this car is unique and distinct?
Jan 22, 2010 9:01 pm
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it's the only 4 door "coupe" with 5 seats.
Jan 23, 2010 12:34 am
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I have one Passat CC TDI. May I go to the VW center where I bought, and "convert" to a five seater?
Jan 22, 2010 8:46 pm
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this is the most exciting news piece since the 'Golf has new brakelights' stunner
Jan 22, 2010 8:39 pm
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Haha, just what I was thinking. What's next? VW Polo's get new side mirrors?
Jan 22, 2010 11:09 pm
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That's progress for ya! Vorsprung durch whatever!
Jan 22, 2010 6:49 pm
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soon all four door coupes will have this similar option/ yawn!
Jan 22, 2010 5:52 pm
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Why does anyone care if it's a 5 seater? the 2 regular seats in the back already have minimum headroom, and the new centre seat is even higher, so you can't fit an adult. So that leaves kids, if you have 3 kids to cram in the back, buy a regular passat!
Jan 22, 2010 5:02 pm
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Actually I do coz I really wanted to get this car. I have a kid and I usually put his car seat in the middle, which you can't do with current model.
Jan 22, 2010 5:18 pm
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I guess, why don't you just put it behind the passenger seat, i've reached back there for my cousins while i was driving it's not that difficult. And it's a heck of alot easier to get the kid out of the car.
Jan 22, 2010 5:27 pm
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Haha very true but usually when we go out, some family members are with us.
Jan 22, 2010 5:50 pm
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This news just made my morning, the only reason I haven't bought it yet coz it was 4 seater. I am so getting it as soon as it comes out.
Jan 22, 2010 4:42 pm
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It was dumb not to make it seat 5 in the first place. This is not a bachelor looking vehicle. This looks like an everyday ordinary car. Worst of all the new Hyundai Sonata looks just like it and perhaps slightly better (with a kit of course).
Jan 22, 2010 4:16 pm
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5 seater? so its a saloon more than a coupe now
Jan 22, 2010 4:14 pm
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