VW Announces Arteon, The CC's Replacement
|   Sunday, January 08, 2017
Originally called Volkswagen Passat CC, and with the facelift renamed to Volkswagen CC, the successor to the German four-door coupe will get a new name - Arteon! Finally the model will have its own name which will outline its premium character.
Because the Arteon is a new name in Volkswagen's range, the Germans explain the rationale underlying it. We find, therefore, that the name is a combination of the word "Art" and the ending "eon," about which the Germans claim identifies the car as one with premium aspirations.


At this time, Volkswagen revealed only an official sketch and a video with the future car. The Arteon will have a dynamic fastback bodywork, and 4 doors without frames for glass panes. Therefore, the future model will not be a 4 -door coupe, but a 5-door fastback in which the car's rear window will open with the trunk lid!
According to officials, the new Arteon will be positioned as a premium model with a step up compared to the Passat. The Volkswagen Arteon will be more spacious and will have a larger trunk than the Volkswagen CC and the underpinning could be borrowed from the Audi A4, with the longitudinal location of the engine, unlike the Passat, as some might have expected. The design is inspired by the Sport Coupe Concept GTE concept and will be characterized by a dynamic silhouette and a calender connected with the front headlights.

The new German model is also the first car that rolls off the production line after the infamous emissions scandal in which the company has been involved recently. Arteon will be based on the MQB extended platform and will be 50 mm longer than the CC model.
The Volkswagen CC is also the model which had the lowest sales in the Germans' range and the announced replacement is looking to be a good omen, say experts in the field. The main feature revealed now at the launch of these few sketches is that the future model will have a huge trunk that can store up to 1700 liters when the rear seats are folded.

In addition, the car offers ample space for rear passengers. Regarding motorization, the Arteon model fights with the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, therefore, the model must have a range of powerful gasoline as well as diesel turbo engines with four cylinders.
The most powerful gasoline engine will deliver 276 horsepower, which suggests that the Arteon will share with the Skoda Superb the engine found on the SEAT Leon Cupra 280. Rumors in the automotive world argue that the future Volkswagen model will use a new gearbox, the DSG seven-speed that will come with AWD as standard for the aforementioned engine.

Inside, we will most likely discover the latest infotainment system, Active Info Display, along with other driving assistance programs.
In Europe, the car will be offered with two trim levels, the top being the R line.
The first official meeting with the new Volkswagen Arteon will take place in March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show, and the appearance of this model in showroom is scheduled for next summer.
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