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Volkswagen previews new flagship saloon

The Arteon will be unveiled at the Geneva Show next year and should go on sale in the summer, effectively replacing the CC

Words by: First published: 28th November 2016
  • Arteon will sit above Passat in VW range
  • Expected to replace the CC ‘four-door coupe’
  • To be unveiled at 2017 Geneva Show
A new flagship Volkswagen saloon will go on sale in the middle of next year, and this sketch is the first indication of what it will look like. However, pretty much the only other thing we know about it is the car’s name – Arteon.

Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Show in three months’ time, the Arteon is a four-door saloon with frameless windows, reminiscent of grand tourers. VW also says the car is very practical, with a huge boot, and will sit above the Passat in the company’s line-up. As a result, we expect that it will effectively be a replacement for the CC, rivalling cars like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes CLS.

What’s perhaps most interesting is that it will herald a new look for VW cars, particularly at the front end. Here, the bars of the radiator grille extend into what VW calls 'three-dimensional' headlights, while extra LED lighting elements are used to emphasise the layout. You can see more by watching the company's film below.

After the new Arteon’s unveiling in Geneva in the spring, it is expected to go on sale in the summer, and we’ll bring you further details just as soon as we have them.

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