Tightly cropped front and rear views of the coming Volkswagen Arteon five-door ‘coupe’ have been teased ahead of the car’s full reveal at the upcoming Geneva motor show.
The Arteon’s twin-headlight setup, and grille bars that blend into the LED driving lights were leaked in a series of renderings published August last year.
From those leaks, and an earlier sketch issued by Volkswagen (below), it’s clear that the Arteon will, essentially, be a production-ready version of the 2015 Sport Coupe GTE Concept.
Based on the MQB component set for transverse-engined front- and all-wheel drive cars, the Arteon will be very closely related to the current Passat range.
Expect the Arteon to feature a selection of drivetrain offerings shared with the Passat, including that car’s 206kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
With its sportier styling and more expressive looks, it will effectively replace the CC, which was originally launched back in 2008 as the Passat CC.
In many markets around the world, the new Arteon will be Volkswagen’s flagship model.
If it sticks close to the concept car’s dimensions, it will be noticeably longer, and slightly wider and lower than the Passat sold outside of North America and China.
The new Arteon is scheduled to arrive down under from September this year.