Volkswagen Arteon will be the direct successor to the Volkswagen Passat CC. The new model was unveiled during the Geneva International Motor Show on 7th March 2017. It is built on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, which was also used for the B8 Volkswagen Passat. The new car will be more upmarket aiming for the premium segment.
Arteon is more luxurious than Passat. Even the name suggests that the car belongs to the premium segment. It combines the word “Art” and “eon” which is a reference to Volkswagen Phideon, a luxurious limousine available on the Chinese market.
Volkswagen Arteon is a four-door coupe with a dominating front-end, accentuated by a long bonnet overlapping the front wheel arches and reaching all the way to the front grille. It has integrated LED headlights and chromed grille blades. The car’s design is in line with other competitors of the sports sedan market segment. The bulging wheel arches and pronounced rear-end combined with an expressive “waistline” further highlight the slenderness of the car’s build.
As already mentioned, the car uses the MQB platform. The engine is mounted transversally, saving the cabin space. At 4,862 mm long, 1,871 mm wide and 1,427 mm tall, the Arteon’s proportions allowed for a dynamic and modern design.
Let’s not forget about the car’s technical features. VW will offer a slew of 6 engines with power output between 110 KW / 150 HP and 206 KW / 280 HP. Front-wheel drive and 4MOTION all-wheel drive will be offered. The car comes with a suite of available technology. It is equipped with Active Info Display, a head-up display and a multimedia Discover Pro system with a 9.2 inch screen and gesture control.
The new model offers one of six turbocharged engines with direct injection. Both diesel and petrol versions are available. The basic 1.5 TSI Evo petrol engine is especially worth noticing. It is extremely efficient, as it offers the Active Cylinder Termination technology (ACT).
The new model has been revealed in Poland at the Poznań Motor Show 2017. The Polish importer has also announced the prices of the new car. Anyone, who decides to buy the new Volkswagen Arteon will have to pay at least PLN 127,690 – that’s the price of the car with 1.5 TSI engine with 150 HP power output.
The car will be available on sale in all major markets. The sales will start in the summer of 2017. The car will be available on sale in Germany in the second half of June. In some European countries taking orders has started right after the Geneva International Motor Show.