Volkswagen has revealed design sketches of its new fast back ahead of its debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s called the Arteon and is set to be positioned above the Passat in the VW range, replacing the outgoing CC.
The Arteon’s design sketches, showing the sloping roofline and large wheels filling its arches, suggest that it draws inspiration from the Sport Coupe GTE Concept revealed in 2015. The four-door coupe will feature frameless windows and a top-hinged boot, it will also wear a large horizontal-bar grille which presents the striking LED headlight design.
How the Arteon will produce its power remains unknown. What we do know, is that the concept it draws inspiration from – the Sport Coupe GTE – is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 working alongside two electric motors to produce a total of 374HP, it’s also underpinned by the MQB platform. A hybrid Arteon will therefore make sense, especially considering Volkswagen’s post-TDI scandal plans.
The Arteon is expected to launch in mid-2017 but we’re likely to get more info on it prior to the debut.