Pictures of VW's new Arteon wagon have surfaced online, Australia eyes allocation.
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Pictures of the 2021 VW Arteon Shooting Brake wagon have surfaced ahead of the car's official debut, revealing a practical and stylish family wagon.

According to CarScoops, Chinese website Autohome published the photos of the wagon, badged in China as the CC.

With all-wheel drive, black plastic cladding around the wheel arches, and a slightly raised body, the Arteon wagon looks to be designed for owners who require more space and a degree of off-road practicality.

At this early stage it's understood the Arteon Shooting Brake is being offered with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder found across the Volkswagen range. Transmission is an automatic 7-speed DSG unit.

These appear to be the first official photos of what Volkswagen calls the Arteon Shooting Brake, after the car was teased in sketches earlier this month, and spy photos were reported in January.

While there is no hard definition, the term 'Shooting Brake' typically refers to a liftback wagon with a tapered design – not quite a coupe, not strictly a conventional 'station wagon'.

Will Australia get the new 2021 VW Arteon Shooting Brake?

Australia is expected to see the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon model return to dealerships later this year, but at this stage there has been no announcement made on the Shooting Brake.

A Volkswagen Australia spokesperson has told CarAdvice: “Arteon is scheduled to make its Australian return in familiar form early in 2021."

"We’re open to the idea of additional variants.”

Back in January CarAdvice reported that the VW's Australian arm was showing interest in the Arteon Shooting Brake.

At the time, a Volkswagen Australian spokesperson said: "If such a thing were to be made available, it would certainly be of interest to us in Australia".

Though the car has yet to be confirmed locally, no doubt Volkswagen Australia will be keeping an eye on the sales figures from sister company Skoda, and their high-riding Superb Scout wagon.