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VW at Leipzig Auto Show: CC R Line, Scirocco GTS, Beetle Fender & CrossPolo ‘Urban White’

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Volkswagen is going to the 2012 Leipzig Auto Show with a quartet of new models, but only one is heading for the UK.

The Leipzig Auto Show may not rank in the top tier of world car shows, but that’s not stopping Volkswagen from turning up with a whole heap of new models this weekend.

The VW CC R Line is exactly what it says on the badge, a butched-up version of VW’s CC with a set of 17″ alloys, a bit of a body kit, a splash of chrome and a R Line multi function steering wheel inside. But we won’t get the VW CC R Line in the UK.

The Scirocco GTS is the return to a badge Volkswagen last used on the Scirocco 30 years ago. The 2012 GTS gets stripes running up the bonnet, roof and tailgate to make it look like and ’80s throwback, new bumpers, exposed sills, 18″ Thunder alloys covering red calipers, and a diffuser and roof spoiler.

The interior of the GTS is a feast of black and red and gets a golf-ball-like dimpled gear knob – another 1980s throwback. But we won’t be getting the Scirocco GTS in the UK.

The VW CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ is a special edition of the rufty-tufty CrossPolo – a regular Polo with extra plastic bits and a raised ride height – which comes with an ‘Oryx white with mother of pearl’ (yes, really – perfect colour for off-roading), black roof rails and door mirrors, 17″ alloys with silver accents and silver-grey stitching inside. But we won’t be getting the CrossPolo ‘Urban White’ in the UK.

Finally, there’s the VW Beetle Fender, which we WILL be getting in the UK. The Fender is based on a Beetle Concept from Frankfurt 2012 which was designed to big-up the Beetle’s Fender sound system and comes with a 400 watt Fender Sound System and 10-channel amp. The dashboard gets finished in Fender ‘Sunburst’ with a chrome Fender logo and you’ll be getting three limited edition Fender picks with your new Beetle.

Oh, joy.

By Cars UK