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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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Comments (22)

 IlonaHoubov IlonaHoubov
luxury :-)
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April 7, 2014 3:48 pm
 bgvilla bgvilla
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...
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April 20, 2010 8:50 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
The 3.6 versions has 300hp
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January 23, 2010 10:07 pm
 audilover audilover
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.
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January 23, 2010 5:50 pm
 jkrutch jkrutch
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.
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January 23, 2010 4:41 pm
 MutantSushi MutantSushi
contrasty interiors are soooo sporty....
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January 23, 2010 11:57 am
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
I think that this will make a lot more families interested in this car now
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January 23, 2010 1:35 am
 scratchy996 scratchy996
this is an interesting concept, a car manufacturer that listens to customer feedback.
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January 23, 2010 12:34 am
 Mike.F1 Mike.F1
Where exactly does VW get the notion that this car is unique and distinct?
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January 22, 2010 9:01 pm
 DogFalcon DogFalcon
I have one Passat CC TDI. May I go to the VW center where I bought, and "convert" to a five seater?
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January 22, 2010 8:46 pm
 joelynn joelynn
this is the most exciting news piece since the 'Golf has new brakelights' stunner
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January 22, 2010 8:39 pm
 9TNine 9TNine
That's progress for ya! Vorsprung durch whatever!
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January 22, 2010 6:49 pm
 nederina nederina
soon all four door coupes will have this similar option/ yawn!
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January 22, 2010 5:52 pm
 jandrews90 jandrews90
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!
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January 22, 2010 5:02 pm
 Siawa Siawa
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.
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January 22, 2010 4:42 pm
 majorsja majorsja
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).
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January 22, 2010 4:16 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
5 seater? so its a saloon more than a coupe now
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January 22, 2010 4:14 pm