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Old 28th November 2016, 18:51   #1
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Volkswagen has started teasing it's all-new four door premium sedan, the Arteon, ahead of the car's March 2017 world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show.

The Arteon, touted to be the Passat CC's successor, will sit above the Passat in Volkswagen's lineup and will be their top-of-the-line offering. One of the first all-new models to come out from the VW stable after the dieselgate scandal, the Arteon is based on a stretched version of the MQB platform and combines aggressive coupe-like styling with classic Volkswagen design elements such as a large grille with horizontal slats which extends into the headlamps. The car will also feature frameless windows, and a top-hinged boot which will give access to 1700 liters of space with the rear seats folded down.

Engine options are likely to be a range of turbocharged 4-cylinder units, with the most potent petrol powertrain producing 276BHP. This will be coupled to an all-new 7-speed DSG transmission, in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. A 3.0L V6 hybrid petrol, producing an impressive 374BHP, could be introduced at a later date.

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"At first sight, the Arteon arouses enthusiasm through its expressive deisgn. It then surprises through its practical virtues. This combination is unique."

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Only a VW can look good, even with camouflage. Their sedans are just so sweet-looking, from the Vento to the Passat. Every time I see a clean Jetta - especially with some subtle mods - I can't help but stop in my tracks to admire it.

I think VW should bring cars like the Arteon to India. Both the Passats sold here have bombed, thanks to the superb Superb. If VW can't compete with it on product, let it do so on style.
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Only a VW can look good, even with camouflage. Their sedans are just so sweet-looking, from the Vento to the Passat. Every time I see a clean Jetta - especially with some subtle mods - I can't help but stop in my tracks to admire it. .
Word! All VW cars, especially sedans look so gentleman-ly! Suited, booted, strapped!

Arteon sketch looks really really good, Suddenly mid-luxury car segment will get heated up for sure if it comes to India.
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Volkswagen is in the final steps of development for the Arteon, a MY2018 vehicle that will be a four-door coupe.

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Likely to get a SEAT model too. Skoda is engaged in SUV's as the next line of products.

The new Arteon will be built on the MQB modular solution, which will lower development costs without offering a platform that is not competitive

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With the SEAT version of the Volkswagen Arteon, the Spanish brand would have a fighting chance in the mid-size segment thanks to a modern and competitive platform. However, the Volkswagen Group would have to devise a way to make the two models successful without risking cannibalization, which is a tricky thing to do when selling two coupe-styled four-door sedans at a similar price.
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VW's Arteon prototype review,

The range of Arteon engines includes familiar TDIs with power from 148bhp to 236bhp, plus the new 148bhp 1.5-litre petrol that will debut in the new Golf.

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Official video by Volkswagen showing their 3 main offerings for 2017 - the Arteon, the Tiguan Allspace and the Up GTI.

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