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Geneva 2017: Volkswagen Arteon fully revealed


Volkswagen releases full specs of CC successor

Weeks after Volkswagen previewed their CC successor, the German automaker has fully revealed the Arteon. Volkswagen has also revealed the full specs of four-door coupe as well and, like its predecessor, is positioned above the more upright Passat.

The Arteon gets its looks from the Sport Coupe GTE Concept which premiered during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Like the concept, the Arteon features the brand's latest design language. Separating itself from the Passat, it has its own LED light signature and unique front fascia treatment. Its grill reached to the middle of the bumper and a clamshell hood.


On to its side, sweeping roofline, giving it a coupe-like profile. Keeping to the coupe theme, the doors have frameless windows as well. Along with that, the rear quarter panels extend outwards, further emphasizing its shoulder line. Despite the sleek profile, Volkswagen has given the Arteon more practicality than the CC with its liftback tailgate. As for its rear styling, it gets slim LED units and an integrated rear spoiler. The Arteon measures in at 4,862 mm long is 1,871 mm wide and 1,427 mm tall.

Inside, most of the Arteon's elements are lifted from the Passat. It follows the theme of the wide grill for its air-conditioning vents with an analogue clock at the top center. The rest of the cabin is based from its more upright sibling. Volkswagen added that the Arteon will be available with a wide range of personalization with various seat trimmings, wood inserts, aluminum inlays and more. Other features include an Active Info Display, a head-up display and the new Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-inch glass screen and gesture control.

Volkswagen also introduced their newest Adaptive Cruise Control system in the Arteon. The latest-generation ACC scans out speed limits and route information and automatically adjusts driving speed accordingly. Another safety feature is the Emergency Assist. Sensors inside monitor the driver's condition and should the person behind the wheel be incapacitated, the car will slow itself down and safely pull over to the side of the road.

Upon launch, the Arteon will be available with six engines. The range starts with a new 1.5-liter TSI Evo engine, first seen in the facelifted Golf. The rest come from the Passat with a wide selection of TSI and TDI engines. All are either 2.0-liter turbocharged gas or 2.0-liter turbodiesels with different power outputs. The entry-level gas model is available with a six-speed manual while the rest of the range uses either a six-speed or seven-speed dual clutch transmission. 4Motion all-wheel drive is also available.


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