Volkswagen joins the four-door-coupe bandwagon with the Passat CC. It's a visual improvement on the regular sedan, but still makes do with the same powertrains.
To accompany next year's sleek, Passat-based, four-door "coupe", Volkswagen will add a low-roofed wagon model in 2009. Neither will wear the Passat name, however, as VW will attempt to position them one rung above their more mundane donor car.
Volkswagen builds an American car -- with a German heart.