The Volkswagen CC (originally known as the Volkswagen Passat CC in its first generation) is a four-door sedan version of the Volkswagen Passat with a "stylized sweeping roofline". reducing rear headroom and cargo space. It debuted in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. According to Volkswagen, the suffix CC stands for Comfort Coupé despite it not being a coupé due to having four doors.
The CC falls between the Passat and the Phaeton in VW's range— while based on the Passat, and sharing its wheelbase, the CC is 27mm (1.06 inches) longer, 50mm (1.97 inches) lower, and 36mm (1.42 inches) wider than the Passat making it more executive-oriented.