The Volkswagen CC made its debut at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show as the Passat CC. The only big different between the CC and the Passat was the CC’s sweeping roofline that gave it a sleeker appearance at the sacrifice of head and cargo room inside. From the start, the car was offered with a full range of engines that included a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter diesel, and a 3.6-liter V-6. It went through a facelift in 2011 that brought about a 1.4-liter gasoline mill into the mix and an upgrade of eight horsepower to the 2.0-liter gasoline unit. As part of the facelift, Volkswagen restyled the front and rear of the car but left it unchanged otherwise.