2017 Geneva Motor Show – 2018 Volkswagen Arteon
One look at the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon and I was sold, so to speak. Designed to be the replacement for the CC, this car is based on Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform. The Arteon is what company officials call a premium Gran Turismo, which should mean a stylish look complemented by comfort and a smooth ride. Tobias Sühlmann was responsible for the Arteon’s exterior design, and he seems to have blended a coupe’s lines with the spacious cabin of a limousine. Engine choices will include six petrol and diesel options engines, with the 2.0-liter developing 276 hp looking like the most obvious way to go.
Let’s not talk diesel engines, since this is a Volkswagen; let’s not talk diesel engines at all, not because of the environmental issue but because of the obvious legislation discriminatory paragraphs that annoy me, to say the least. On the inside, Passat owners will see some familiar lines. Please note the Active Info Display, ambient lighting and spacious rear seats. As you might have guessed expected, the Volkswagen Arteon will also pack a wide range of driver assistance systems, including the latest generation of the company’s adaptive cruise control. Care to speculate about pricing?