Teasing us with a rough sketch and a handful of basic specifications, Volkswagen is attempting to whet the world’s appetite for its sleek new premium saloon - the Arteon.
The new model will land in Geneva next March and is assumed to be replacing the CC, an oft-overlooked member of the VW stable. The CC is now apparently out of production, though new examples of this low-selling model are still available at British dealerships.
Volkswagen has hinted that the new model will carry updated design language, describing the look of the new car as “a highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look”. Apparently, the ‘art’ in the name Arteon indicate the saloon’s “harmonious lines and emotionality”.
Spy shots of an upcoming VW seen by Telegraph Cars certainly suggest that the Arteon will be a large, upmarket four-door saloon car with aerodynamic lines and an imposing road presence.
Inside, the Arteon is likely to benefit from the latest VW Group technology as well as attractive interior materials. Four-cylinder turbocharged engines are likely to be the most compelling powertrain options for the new model at first, though an electric version is inevitable.