Although the information that accompanied these early teaser images was decidedly light on specifics, we do know that a refreshed and "technically updated" 2013 Volkswagen CC will be making its first public appearance in Los Angeles later this month. No word at all on any potential changes to its powertrain, but the more sleekly styled 2013 VW CC will arrive at dealers next spring boasting an even longer roster of standard equipment, and quite likely an even more expansive array of  premium options and/or packages.

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Both the front and rear fascias on the 2013 Volkswagen CC receive subtle but quite effective tweaks that should help reinforce the car's curbside status among its entry-lux sedan peers. The CC's new nose treatment nets a more formal, three-bar bright-finish grille that brings it closer in line with VW's Passat and Jetta models. It's flanked by standard bi-xenon headlamps that feature corner-following Adaptive Front Lighting as well as new LED running lamps. Reshaped air intakes in the lower valence area also have been slimmed down to give this updated CC a lower, wider appearance when viewed head on. A similar motif can be seen out back, where new lower-profile taillights -- also heavily infused with LED internal elements - replace the current more organically-shaped units. As a finishing touch, the 2013 Volkswagen CC will offer several new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, the 2013 CC's cabin cosmetics appear to benefit from a similar kind of focused revamp. While all fundamental design elements seem to carry over largely intact, items like the door panel trim and center console receive a new look and likely greater functionality. We'll have more on the 2013 Volkswagen CC when the LA Show opens in two weeks.

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