Volkswagen has given us a glimpse of the Volkswagen CC’s replacement called the Arteon, which is set to hit the show stand at the Geneva Motor Show in early 2017.
The new four-door model will herald Volkswagen’s new design language and pushes the car further upmarket. The car’s radiator grille extend into the three-dimensional headlights, while LED lighting elements emphasise the bold new front fascia. Like the CC, the Arteon features frameless windows.
Creature comforts in the production model include the new 9.2-inch multi-media screen, ventilated front seats and Nappa upholstery. It shares the Passat Highline’s 206kW turbo four driven through a six-speed DSG transmission and 4Motion All-Wheel-Drive.
Tobias Sühlmann, Exterior Designer, explains: “At first sight, the Arteon arouses enthusiasm through its expressive design. It then surprises through its practical virtues. This combination is unique.”
According to Volkswagen, the name Arteon – with the emphasis put on the first syllable – is made up of two component parts: ‘Art’ describes the saloon’s harmonious lines and emotionality. The ending ‘eon’ identifies it, in the same way as Volkswagen’s top model for the Chinese market, the PHIDEON, as a premium model.
The Volkswagen Arteon will reach Australian showrooms in October 2017.