Text: Nica Onate / Photos: Volkswagen | posted November 29, 2016 17:42
Volkswagen previews new flagship sedan with official sketch of Arteon
Volkswagen recently released a sketch of the upcoming Arteon, a four-door fastback that will make its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The four-door features the brand's new design language with sloping roofline and bold character lines. At the front, the bars of the radiator grill extend towards the three-dimensional front headlights.
Meanwhile, the rear gets a top-hinged tailgate that offers easy access to the huge boot. The new Arteon is also equipped with frameless windows that shows the the conventional design of a grand tourer. In addition, it is also fitted with LED lighting and the Volkswagen emblem.
Volkswagen said that the Arteon is positioned above the regular Passat, which means it will most likely feature a better interior with new design and technology. For the engine, the new Arteon will most likely be powered by the same engine applied in the Passat.
"At first sight, the Arteon arouses enthusiasm through its expressive design. It then surprises through its practical virtues. This combination is unique," said Tobias Sühlmann, Volkswagen Exterior Designer.
The word Arteon comes from two parts. First is 'art', which illustrates the fastback's harmonious lines; while the second part which is 'eon' identifies it like the company's benchmark in China, the Phideon.
A few months back, our spies were able to snap some photos of what they previously thought as the next-gen CC. But with Volkswagen revealing the sketch of the upcoming Arteon, it's safe to say that what Volkswagen was testing could have been the Arteon itself.