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Volkswagen’s CC replacement, theÂ Arteon, will make its debut at theÂ 87th Geneva International Motor Show and it looks exactly like we predictedÂ â€” right down to the color, no less.
Based on VW’s recent teaser shots, the new four-door fastback looks almost identical to theÂ Sport Coupe Concept GTE. However, as fun as it is to gloat, most of the automotive community expected this. Germany’s biggest automaker isn’t exactly known for its flamboyant redesigns and bold styling choices. There are a few remaining unsolved mysteries surrounding the car, however.
While covertly shot images of camouflaged test cars suggest thin-pillar windows, big wheels, and a heavily sloping rear, we don’t know a lot about the sedan’s guts. Volkswagen says the Arteon will “combine avant-garde design with a high level of versatility,” which is really just a clever way of saying nothing at all.
More concrete promises include exceptional head and leg room, even in the back where the sexy roofline seems like it would probably make that promise difficult to keep. Obviously, it will be longer, more luxurious, and more powerful than the Passat. It’s also going to cost more. Leftover Volkswagen CCs came in at around $35,000 and the replacement car is rumored to be a bit dearer.
Itâ€™s not yet clearÂ when the Volkswagen Arteon will show upÂ in the United States, but it is expected to launch globally this summer. Of course, anyone visiting Geneva can see it early next month.
via The Truth About Cars February 23, 2017 at 07:32AM