The VW Passat CC Will Now Come With A Five-Seat Layout

Volkswagen has announced that they will introduce a five-seat version of the Passat CC. The model was previously only available as a four-seater where this has changed to include a rear bench. The move will see the car become a “greater everyday utility by adding a seating position.”

The pricing for the rear bench will be €100, and this will include three head restraints, a center three-point seatbelt and an asymmetrically split folding backrest.

Notice the difference between the rear seats in the images below.

Press Release

Optional new rear bench system available

Wolfsburg, 22 January 2010 – The Passat CC is making an elegant appearance on our roads with its coupé lines and sporty note. Effective now, the Passat CC – previously designed to carry four persons – is available with an optional new rear bench that turns it into a five-seater.

Volkswagen is adding this new product feature in response to requests by many customers to give the Passat CC even greater everyday utility by adding a seating position. The new rear bench fulfils all necessary safety aspects with its third head restraint and three-point seat belt at the centre position. In addition, the folding backrest is asymmetrically split, so that even larger objects can be transported effortlessly. The 3-seat rear bench system is available as an option for 100 euros.

The Passat CC has successfully established itself on the market, one and a half years after its launch. Nearly one out of five customers in Germany chose the four-door Comfort Coupé in 2009. This market share is not all that surprising, given the many technical innovations to choose from. For instance, Volkswagen offers extremely efficient common rail engines with BlueTDI technology on the Passat CC; today, they already conform to the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard with a multi-stage emissions control system that reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent. Also providing a maximum of safety are optional assistance systems such as the active lane-keeping system “Lane Assist” and the dynamic chassis control “DCC”.

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