We've got bad news for you if you had your heart set on the smaller version of the Volkswagen CC. Car and Driver reports the German automaker has decided the four-door would simply be too expensive to sell in the American market. The article cites unnamed European sources as saying the vehicle still has a strong chance of making it to dealer lots in the EU, even though no final decision has been made at this point. By the time the machine made it to our shores, it would likely be more pricey than the current Passat. That's a problem.

Original reports suggested Volkswagen needed the U.S. market to justify production volumes to sell the new CC in both the EU and China, but the company seems to think the likely small U.S. sales would have little impact anyway. C/D reports the automaker is tentatively planning to sell the smaller CC in the People's Republic anyway.


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      sooten7422
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Matter what anyone says. If it to expensive to sell here, then its just to expensive period. The world has yet to make a car thats worth anywhere near what they ask for them.
      dilberta2
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is no car too expensive to sell in the US When there are rappers who have chains that cost more than my parents house...you know nothing is too expensive too sell in America and I just have to give a good little thanks to Kent for doing the very annoying honors of bring politics into the comments of every AOl article Maybe I need a little more of a life...but I look for it in every article in the comments section at least one person has to say something about politics and then it usually sparks an argument about politics even though the story has nothing to do with politics
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Volkswagen Golf, and Jetta are too expensive for the U.S. market, but the Bugatti Veyron isn't? Or the Shelby Super Car?
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      very costy pricy vehicles are NOT important and NOT worth it, no no need it showoff vain of vehicles, because vehicles are so weak body, weak both bumpers, weak frame, more worse crash badly
      gramps180
      • 2 Years Ago
      oh my, oh my I want my prius.
      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's TOO pricey to sell in the U.S., but a Bugatti Veyron ISN'T?
      pfm102943
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not only too expensive but not reliable enough to justify the high price for those that do pay. Nothing is ever said about how often VW vehicles have to be repaired, even if it is under warranty, you are still required to drop it off for service ! Fuel cost is a big factor with VW investing heavily in diesel engines. The price of diesel fuel is right up there with Hi-octane gas, not good for family budgets.
        accsport
        • 2 Years Ago
        @pfm102943
        Reliable is the bigger issue. I used to like VW but they are extremely hard to maintain and repair issues that just should not be. Consumables that most any skilled mechanic should be able to do are complicated by proprietary fasteners and convoluted system assemblies. Then there are repair issues with things like the Jetta Diesel which required a cam shaft replacement because the cam wore at a predicted rate which required several of them during the service life of the Diesel which is nuts along with transmission/flywheel problems they mass produced.
      Dennis Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was thinking it was about a used yugo.
        gdavidsalmeron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dennis Wayne
        My sister had a YUGO....Funny...that car would not die! It was like an Energizer battery...kept going and going and..........
      soopershrink
      • 2 Years Ago
      The headline should read "No Americans dumb enough to spend that amount of $ for this car",. Well maybe a few of the dumb 1% : )
      robertlnm
      • 2 Years Ago
      The article is referring to the Golf CC and Jetta CC - not the old Passat CC, which is no longer made. You can buy either the Passat OR the CC. Two different cars
      usci1
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW should be made with superior fabled practical German engineering to be driver friendly (Japanese Honda/Toyota standard) , Tiger Tank durability and with turbo diesel 4cyl engine under the hood. Economy, comfort, and durability are a guaranteed sell.
      WHATZUP STAK
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Jetta CC will probably be built to german standards, unlike the regular cost cutterus spec only jetta
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