VW Could Be Shedding the Lineup of the CC
Is the Volkswagen CC being discontinued after 2017?
Volkswagen built its name on the “People’s Car” theme, but for a long time the brand stood for something else in America. Compared to many non-premium automakers, VW models has a certain prestige thanks to high-quality interiors. Owners were proud of the European pedigree, which seemed to offer something more refined than what is typically seen from the competition. Though we still think this is the case, there’s one model that exudes this theme, but hasn’t achieved the popularity of other options: the Volkswagen CC. Now, with VW sizing up the lineup to include new SUVs, many are wondering what’s likely to go. Namely, is the Volkswagen CC being discontinued after 2017?
Which VW models will be gone for 2018?
It seems clear that VW is taking its lineup in a different direction. Not only is there a higher focus on models that are well-suited for families, but the future focus is on electric vehicles. Models like the Volkswagen CC just aren’t as popular as they used to be, especially when VW owns another highly prestigious brand: Audi.
The expectation is that the VW CC will be discontinued, but may be replaced with the Arteon as a sportier option. This sedan has already been released in Europe, but it’s unclear if we’ll see it in North America.
Another model likely to get the axe? The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg. Though the premium SUV in this non-luxury brand has its strong followers, it also now faces competition from both the 2018 VW Tiguan and 2018 VW Atlas. Both new models also have updated features, where the Touareg faces a redesign or distinction. We suspect you’ll soon only find the model in used inventory.
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