Volkswagen was one of the first carmakers to introduce the sleek four-door coupe design, with the Passat CC. There’s now word the company is developing a ‘shooting brake’ wagon version which could arrive by 2015.
The shooting brake layout seems to be the next new trend for carmakers. It’s like the four-door coupe design, which is now being adopted by a variety of car companies, only in wagon form; a wagon coupe.
According to a recent Autocar report in the UK, Volkswagen has already begun work on a sleek wagon model based on the next generation Passat. However, company executives are apparently yet to give it the final green light.
It’s understood the CC shooting brake would use a slightly stretched form of the MQB chassis, providing increased legroom and comfort, particularly for rear seat passengers. The stretched layout would also provide a large and long rear cargo area in typical shooting brake fashion.
As for power, it’s expected to borrow the same engine lineup as the next Passat too, including turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel engines, as well as front-wheel drive and ‘4MOTION’ all-wheel drive for the higher variants.
If it looks as sexy as the current CC (125TDI review here), bring it on we say. A wagon version would be very cool.