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    1. Senior Member Wimbledon's Avatar
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      02-10-2013 06:39 PM #1
      http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/sc...-brake-planned



      Quote Originally Posted by Autocar
      Volkswagen is pushing ahead with plans to extend its Passat line-up to include a style-led CC Shooting Brake, Autocar can reveal.

      Senior VW officials say that the new five-door model, depicted here in an exclusive computer-generated image, has been conceived to join a successor to today’s swoopy four-door saloon in a second-generation line-up based on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform.

      The next Passat is tentatively scheduled for launch in early 2015. The model is set to grow in size, with the overall length said to extend to almost 4900mm. This is aimed at more successfully filling the gap in the line-up between the Passat and range-topping Phaeton.

      The bigger dimensions will also provide the basis for improvements in interior packaging, including greater rear seat accommodation. As with today’s CC, the new model will use a range of transversely mounted four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. A plug-in petrol-electric hybrid is also likely.

      Buyers will be able to choose between standard front-wheel drive and optional 4Motion four-wheel drive, which will use VW’s latest Haldex 5 system.

      Secrecy surrounds the CC Shooting Brake model, which is still to be officially confirmed, but it is expected to place style before outright versatility in a move mirroring that taken by Mercedes-Benz with its latest CLS Shooting Brake.

      Among the design elements that will distinguish the new VW are a heavily curved roofline and an angled tailgate. Luggage capacity of up to 570 litres is also expected.

      The decision to expand the CC line-up to include the Shooting Brake is based around continued strong sales for the more practical Passat estate.

      “The market for estates continues to grow and we want to expand our sales potential,” an insider told Autocar. “We see a definite trend towards the so-called Shooting Brake. Whether we decide to adopt that name remains undecided.”
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    2. 02-10-2013 06:43 PM #2
      CC is already a style led Passat.

      Now they're making a style led CC?

      Inception and Xzibit come to mind.

    3. 02-10-2013 06:43 PM #3
      just staph.

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      02-10-2013 06:46 PM #4
      You misspelled station wagon.
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      02-10-2013 06:48 PM #5
      Its bad enough we don't have a missionary style Passat wagon anymore, don't tease us with a reverse cowgirl lapdance.

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      02-10-2013 06:57 PM #6
      wtf is style-led...messed up google translate?
      If you need HIDs to see , then you shouldn't be driving <--sig material

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      02-10-2013 07:01 PM #7
      Back windows look too small. Looks like a death trap.
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      02-10-2013 07:03 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SgtArky View Post
      wtf is style-led...messed up google translate?
      Derivative.

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      02-10-2013 07:06 PM #9
      Want.

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      02-10-2013 07:17 PM #10
      VW copies Mercedes-Benz again for its copy of Mercedes-Benz.

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      02-10-2013 07:20 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      VW copies Mercedes-Benz again for its copy of Mercedes-Benz.
      Nah, man, it's cool. They're German. It's not a copy. It's a kopie. See the difference?
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      02-10-2013 07:23 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      just staph.

      I hear staph is painful and sometimes deadly.

      staahhhhppp


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      02-10-2013 08:22 PM #13
      Would much much rather have this-


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      02-10-2013 08:22 PM #14
      I'd purchase one.
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      02-10-2013 08:26 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Back windows look too small. Looks like a death trap.
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      There's a lot of cars that TCL is scared of. I was told once that a MkVI GTI with the stability control off is a hard car to control. Fire breathing Golf it seems. I was also told that M4's are hard to keep pointed straight when you roll into the power in second gear. Interesting. The BRZ will kill you though due to a lack of power, and now Accord V6's are over powered. This place cracks me up.

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      02-10-2013 08:31 PM #16
      Want if TDI + 4motion + 6-speed.

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      02-10-2013 09:30 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      VW copies Mercedes-Benz again for its copy of Mercedes-Benz.
      Must mean we'll be reading about the Sonata shooting brake in about 2 years.

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      02-10-2013 09:35 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post

      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
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      02-10-2013 09:40 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      Must mean we'll be reading about the Sonata shooting brake in about 2 years.



      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    20. 02-10-2013 10:00 PM #20
      Bowtie wearing, tattooed, Mini driver

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      Yeah, I've bypassed y'all and go straight to r/cars.

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      02-10-2013 10:02 PM #21
      I like wagons, and I like the CC, but I don't like that.

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      02-10-2013 10:05 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      You misspelled station wagon.
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      02-10-2013 10:06 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Want if TDI + 4motion + 6-speed.
      So you want a Merc knockoff priced higher than a Merc?

    24. Swallow Doretti
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      02-10-2013 10:15 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      Must mean we'll be reading about the Sonata shooting brake in about 2 years.
      Oh, you're just so droll. It must take so much energy just to be you.

    25. 02-10-2013 10:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Oh, you're just so droll. It must take so much energy just to be you.
      I really don't get anyone who sucks on the teet of any one manufacturer, unless you're geting payed.
      Bowtie wearing, tattooed, Mini driver

      Quote Originally Posted by JalopnikMatt View Post
      Yeah, I've bypassed y'all and go straight to r/cars.

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