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First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen CC

by Chris Tutor (RSS feed) on Sep 15th, 2008 at 11:56AM

Is "four-door coupe" an oxymoron or a clever twist on automotive design rules? That was a popular question among the 50 or so journalists invited to drive Volkswagen's new CC from Atlanta to Nashville last week. The seemingly contradictory term was apparently first used to describe the Rover P5 Mark II in 1962, but was revived more recently when Mercedes introduced its CLS in 2004. In both cases the cars' low rooflines defied conventional saloon styling and needed a unique descriptor for marketing pizazz.When rumors of the VW CC began to leak out, some speculated the CLS would be its main... Read More

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