A sleek and coupe-like take on Volkswagen’s big new Passat sedan could debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show, according to reports out of Europe this week.
The new concept is expected to preview the next Passat-based CC, but, with a production debut still sometime away, it is likely that Volkswagen’s Geneva show-car will be more of a design study than a realistic preview.
For now, it is unknown if the new CC’s look will move even further from the regular Passat, or if Volkswagen will again maintain a styling bond between the two variants.
The renderings in this article, produced by independent artist Theophilus Chin, point to a look that would see the CC draw again on the Passat’s styling, while introducing a sharper look through the profile and rear.
This latest report follows whispers in late 2014 that Volkswagen has confirmed a 2017 debut for the new CC, although the carmaker has yet to offer any official word on the matter.
In the meantime, production of the current six year-old CC is expected to continue until the new model’s debut, suggesting a third makeover could be on the cards.
A new Alltrack is also expected to debut in the coming year, again transforming the Passat wagon into a jacked-up and lightly ruggedised SUV.
Expect the new CC to utilise the same MQB platform that underpins the recently unveiled 2015 Passat, with power to be provided by a range of petrol, diesel and possibly hybrid drivetrains.