Volkswagen Teases Arteon Ahead Of Geneva Debut
Volkswagen will be pulling the plug on the CC, replacing it with the Arteon. Super cool name, we know. But, what exactly is it, you ask? Think of a Volkswagen Passat, but with a coupe-like profile. What the Audi A7 is to the Audi A6, the CC is to the Passat. Now that we have that out of the way, here’s what its successor is going to be all about.
While Volkswagen has remained tight-lipped about most details, the press statement gives out a few tidbits including the fact that it will feature frameless doors, and “top-hinged and wide-opening tailgate provides optimum access to the huge boot.” Also, the Arteon looks like it borrows heavily from the Sport Coupe GTE (also pictured), don’t you think?
There’s an interesting take on why the car will be named ‘Arteon’ too. Volkswagen says that the ‘Art’ describes “the fastback’s harmonious lines and emotionality” whereas ‘eon’ classifies it as a top-spec Volkswagen – just like the brand’s flagship in China – the Phideon.
The Arteon will be showcased at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Chances of it coming to India are next to none, but we wouldn’t mind a slick-looking fastback in Volkswagen India’s roster.