AutoGuide News Blog
The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
The dark gray metallic beautifully compliments the CC’s refreshed facelift, receiving similar lines as the new Passat sedan, incorporating a new grill and lower fascia that is similar with VW’s corporate appearance. The CC will also feature new bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps as standard.
Tweaks to the CC’s interior will be minimal and the drivetrain will carry over unchanged from the current model. Likewise, we expect the new CC’s pricing not to receive any significant alterations either.
GALLERY: 2012 Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen is experiencing unprecedented levels of success as for the first time in the German automaker’s history, 6.11 million vehicles have been sold in the first nine months of the year. If sales momentum continues, Volkswagen will easily surpass its annual target of 8 million vehicles sold for 2011.
Volkswagen Group Board member for Sales Christian Klinger takes an optimistic, yet more conservative stand, “We are also expecting very good delivery figures for the fourth quarter. We continue to keep a close eye on developments in global automobile markets, some of which are highly volatile.”
Areas of significant sales increases are 21.4 percent increase to 485,400 units in North America, 17.3 percent increase to 1.92 million units in Asia, 10.8 percent increase to 2.77 million units in Europe, and 9.5 percent increase to 700,900 units in South America.
Sales are broken down to 266,800 Seat vehicles, 664,800 Skoda vehicles, 973,200 Audi vehicles, 3.81 million Volkswagen vehicles and 389,900 VW Commercial vehicles.
Volkswagen‘s plan to build the handsome Jetta coupe have been tossed. As the capacity at the Puebla, Mexico plant is already up to its brim with the Jetta wagon, Golf, and Beetle, there simply isn’t any more room for an addition model to be assembled. Moreover, the Mexico plant anticipates production of the Beetle convertible as well.
Filing for a Jetta Coupe patent last year, Volkswagen’s original plan was to offer a package that would compete against the Honda Civic coupe and to fill in the void left by their decision to not bring the Scirocco to North America. First unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show as the NCC concept, the coupe would’ve had a 7-speed dual-clutchgearbox as well as various engine trims ranging from a diesel to the 2.0 TSI found in the GTI.
It really is a shame that the Puebla, Mexico plant couldn’t be anymore accommodating as there could have really been a market for this attractive design. Perhaps this decision will reopen the debate about the Scirocco R making its way to America?
GALLERY: Volkswagon NCC Concept
[Source: Car and Driver]