According to Autocar, Volkswagen may be working on a smaller version of the rakish CC four-door coupe sedan. Known internally as the SC, the smaller CC will be a part of the seventh-generation Jetta lineup, in addition to the sedan and wagon models.

The creation of the SC comes after Volkswagen's NCC (New Concept Coupe) received lukewarm response at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Autocar reports that while consumers do want another variant of the Jetta, a two-door coupe isn't the answer. "Our research suggests there is increasingly a market for a sportier and more stylish version of the Jetta in the mould of the CC only smaller and more affordable. From the feedback we've received so far buyers want an individual bodystyle and the practicality of four doors," a source within Volkswagen told the British magazine.

A more stylish Jetta sedan would likely do battle with the new Mercedes-Benz CLC, set to debut in concept form at the Beijing Motor Show later this year. If the SC does come to market, it will likely launch in Europe sometime in 2015, right around the time the next-generation CC arrives.

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      The SC will no more "do battle" with the Mercedes CLC than the CC battles the CLS. Is there room a return of the posh Jetta? Maybe but not much. In 2005-2009 you could get a Jetta with HID, 2.0T/DSG, leather, memory seats, dual-zone climatronic, the works, for 31-33K, inflation adjusted. A nice car and as good as a TSX of the time dollar for dollar. It was a good choice against the A3 too. But selling a "poor man's" BMW was not the path to global dominance. That car set no sales records, espically not in high-spec. VW decided to Corolla-ize the Jetta, and then leave the "poor men" to the CC. Is there room now for a poor man's CC? Not unless they take the CC further upscale. I can see them getting rid of the Sport Plus in favor of the SC. So then CC starts at 35K and the SC comes in below that but above the GLI at 28-35K.
        Antonio K. Piech
        • 2 Years Ago
        Reason is many people never care about,sell them to others and then i breaks,many many warranty claims about,my 2999 wagon 73k and zero trouble,always keep it in shape,serviced and last for ever!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      In order for this not to cannablize sales of the standard Jetta, it will have to be sufficiently more uxorious. Will we finally get the Jetta all the enthusiasts have been wanting with this new generation?
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the idea of having a regular 4 door sedan and 4 door coupe offering. This would compete perfectly with the rumored Chevrolet Cruze 4 door coupe. "Chevrolet is looking at two ways to "sport up" General Motors' Delta compact platform. The more radical idea involves all new, "four-door coupe"-style sheetmetal on the same platform as the 2011 Chevy Cruze compact."
      • 2 Years Ago
      A possible GLI replacement as long as it is not "walmarted" down like a Corolla or Civic
      • 2 Years Ago
      For crying out loud, VW. How about an actual coupe instead of these faux coupes? You guys actually made a two door Jetta once upon a time. It's about time you did again.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do not want. First of all, regarding vehicles with a sloped roof at the rear: what's wrong with "4-door coupé"? the roof is cut, which is what "coupé" means, for crying out loud. Second, the reason the rear door is shaped like that on the Jetta is so you can get in and out if you have a head. If you don't have a head, then fine. Continue. Buy a coupé. Those of us with heads will buy the ones with the "unfashionable" rear doors.
      • 2 Years Ago So was it very "quite well-received" at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show or was it a "lukewarm" reception, which one is it Autoblog?
        • 2 Years Ago
        "lukewarm" means "quite warm". A "lukewarm reception" would mean "quite well received", as opposed to a "warm reception" or "well received". What's your point?
          • 2 Years Ago
          You may wish to check your Webster's again. Definitions for lukewarm include "MODERATELY warm," and " lacking conviction"
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, not 2011 when the NCC debuted. Noobs, do some research Mr. Ewing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course it will cannibalize sales of the standard Jetta, unless it has more power as well as more luxury.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, because the world was clamoring for a cramped version of the soap block jetta.
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW's sales surge is going to be so incredibly short-lived. Decontenting the Jetta and the Passat has worked in the short-term -- but it will NOT lead to long-term growth.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "According to Autocar, Volkswagen may be working on a smaller version of the rakish CC four-door coupe sedan." - AB AB, don't strike out "four door coupe" in puerile fashion. There is nothing in the textbook definition of a coupe which states how many doors in should have; the definition tends to lean towards the roofline and wheelbase. To state that it should have two doors is a purely American interpretation. Furthermore, the Golf/Jetta CC was featured as an artists impression in the German and French motoring press way back in February 2010.
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