VW Golf Coupe on way

9 Jan, 2013 4:24pm Luke Madden

Exclusive images show how the stunning new Volkswagen Golf CC could look when it arrives in 2015

Volkswagen is working on an all-new four-door coupe version of the Golf, and it could wear the Golf CC badge.

The newcomer is designed to take on the forthcoming Mercedes CLA, and will be much sportier and style-focused than the sensible Golf-based Jetta saloon (which it will be sold alongside). While the CC will be available in UK showrooms, the big markets are anticipated to be the US and China, where cars like the Jetta are already huge sellers.

Our exclusive images reveal how the Golf’s lines translate to a longer package. The tweaked front end now incorporates a large air intake that spans the width of the bumper. Meanwhile, a sharp crease runs down the CC’s flanks to a set of narrow wraparound LED tail-lights.

Under the sporty body is the same MQB platform as used by the Golf. The CC will get a slightly lengthened version that will also underpin the Golf Estate and the saloon version of the Audi A3.

Unlike the Jetta, which gets a traditional saloon boot, the Golf CC will be fitted with a wide-opening hatchback tailgate to help improve access. The load area itself will be markedly bigger than the Golf – which has a 380-litre capacity – but slightly down on the current Jetta’s 527-litre boot space.

To fit with the CC’s sporty, premium image, only the most powerful engines will be offered. Expect to see the range start with the 120bhp 1.4-litre petrol turbo and include the 148bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. The latter will offer 60mpg, while the 1.4 TSI should get close to that, too, with Active Cylinder Technology delivering economy of around 55mpg.

The standard Golf CC should arrive in 2015, and could be followed closely by a hot GTI version to rival Mercedes’ CLA 45 AMG and the Audi S3 saloon.

Prices will start from around £19,000 – quite a bit more than the cheapest £16,285 Golf. But buyers won’t only get a bigger car for the money, they’ll also benefit from a lot more standard kit, like adaptive cruise control and a blind spot monitoring system.

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I have a definition of stunning and the turd that is AE's rendition off a cc golf is not it.

The rear end of this VW Golf Coupe Saloon is eye-catching. But the front leaves a lot to be desired. Imagine seeing this car in your rear-view mirror. It doesn't register as a Coupe Saloon which pride on being stylish.

perhaps you are looking at the 4 door Leon ...

Really should have a 2/3 door option.

Why not simply make the Golf a bit more slinky in the first place?

Stunning? I think not.

Good front, sexy rear. Brilliant. If front grille could be made just a bit more exciting, it would be winner. Go for it Wolfsburg.

SO IT WILL BE A MERC CLA & A A3 SALOON ASWELL VAG MAKING MANY NUMBER OV CARS ON THE SAME PLATFORM AGAIN THE FAMILY JUST KEEPS GROWING EH VW SPEAK FOR A HATCH/SALOON IS CC & AUDI SPEAK FOR A HATCH/SALOON IS SPORTBACK & MERC SPEAK FOR HATCH/SALOON COUPE STYLE SALOON IS CL LIKE CLS CLA ETC WOW REINVENTING THE CAR EH WHAT DO U THINK ?

Why has someone grafted a Golf grille onto a Volvo S60?

Dont VW understand coupe's are about style - this is just a Jetta with a lower roofline.

Don't panic chaps, exclusive image is shorthand for photoshop lash up by someone in the basement, it'll look nothing like this.

Definition of coupé
noun
1a car with a fixed roof, two doors, and a sloping rear.

Yet another pointless variation on a theme to confuse buyers in a market completely swamped with too many choices.

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