The new Volkswagen Arteon five-door liftback has been revealed ahead of the 2017 Geneva motor show.

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As seen in earlier teaser images, the Arteon has standard LED headlights that merge seamlessly into the grille, along with LED tail-lights.

Closely related to the Passat mid-sizer, the Arteon features completely unique exterior body work, although the dashboard seems to be carried over with a few upgrades.

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Available features include alloy wheels ranging from 17- through to 20-inches in diameter, a customisable digital instrumentation display, a Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and gesture controls, massaging front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and active cruise control that uses information from the navigation system.

Based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture for cars with transverse engines, and front- or all-wheel drive, the Arteon replaces the CC in Volkswagen range, and will be pitched as a sportier, more luxurious alternative to the Passat.

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The Arteon is 4862mm long, 1871mm wide, 1427mm tall, and rides on a 2841mm wheelbase. Compared to the Passat sedan, the Arteon is 95mm longer overall, 39mm wider, has a roof that 29mm closer to the ground, and rides on a wheelbase that's 50mm longer.

In the boot, the liftback can store 563L worth of gear, and cargo carrying capacity expands to 1557L when the split-fold back seat is laid down.

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In Europe, the Arteon will offered a choice of six four-cylinder engines.

On the turbocharged petrol side of the table are a 110kW 1.5-litre, along with 140kW and 206kW versions of the 2.0-litre motor. All petrol engines are paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with a six-speed manual available on the 1.5-litre, and all-wheel drive standard on the 206kW 2.0-litre.

For diesel buyers, the options are 110kW, 140kW and 176kW versions of the company's 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. Again a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is a common denominator with a six-speed manual available on the 110kW and 140kW variants. All-wheel drive is optional on the 140kW model, and standard on the range-topping 176kW iteration.

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Australia

The new Arteon goes on sale in Europe from mid-June, and is scheduled to arrive in Australian showrooms from October this year.