Primed to sit alongside the all-new Passat, the all-new four-door coupe CC is expected to go on sale in Europe by the end of this year, which makes sense for Volkswagen to begin the striptease for us.
The concept here does show some resemblances to the all-new Passat that’s already being sold in Europe, but the Sport Coupe Concept is a lot more aggressive. The company’s design team have also called this their “champion of a new progressive Volkswagen design language” which suggests a lot for what’s to be expected from future models.
And yes, the German carmaker has also tagged the all-important letters “GTE” to the car, which in Volkswagen lingo describes a plug-in hybrid nature. Various reports across the web suggest that a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine will feature in the concept, along with two electric motors, one for each axle in this AWD model.
Previously, Volkswagen had showcased its Passat GTE at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, with the car featuring just the one electric motor paired to a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission driving only the front wheels.