Volkswagen showed a concept version of its upcoming 2015 Passat CC “four-door coupe” model at the Beijing Auto Show last month. That concept car, called the New Midsize Coupe upon its debut, wasn’t particular coupe-ish. Still, it had legs, with Volkswagen execs telling the guys at Autoblog that it’s look was what “customers all over the world can look forward to over the next few years.” It seems they meant that literally, if the new-for-2015 Volkswagen Passat CC seen here- which was caught testing in China last week- is any indication.
Here’s what the New Midsize Concept looked like in Beijing …
… and here, below, is what the 2015 Volkswagen Passat spied in China looks like. As you can see, the sharp body crease about door-handle-high is there, as are most of the (admittedly production-ready) concept’s interior design elements.
Expect new diesel and hybrid options to make up the bulk of the Chinese CC offerings- but, despite the success VW’s had with diesels in the US, don’t expect to see a diesel hybrid 2015 Volkswagen Passat CC stateside anytime soon. Any US version is far more likely to be based on Volkswagen’s recently announced gas-electric hybrid system.