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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild

The much-anticipated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – a wagon with a sloped, coupe-like roofline – has been found out in public, Chinese publication Autohome has revealed. At its unveiling last month, Volkswagen announced the Arteon R would be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder producing 235kW, coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG)...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R and wagon revealed

Volkswagen has unveiled the 2021 Arteon line-up, showing off a sleek new wagon body style, and R and plug-in hybrid options. The 2021 Arteon gets revised styling front and rear, with the new option of an illuminated grille. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, Volkswagen’s new MIB3 infotainment system and an 8...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake wagon revealed in Chinese press

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...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake teased

Volkswagen has previewed its new 2021 Arteon update, confirming a Shooting Brake (these days a wagon design with a low, tapered roofline) variant will join the four-door liftback when the line-up is revealed on June 24. While the Australian future for the Shooting Brake remains unclear, Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the liftback will grace Australian showrooms...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R spied on the Nurburgring

Volkswagen’s upcoming Arteon R has left the snow-covered roads of Sweden and begun testing on Germany’s iconic Nurburgring racetrack. The latest prototype caught by our spy photography partners wears similar levels of camouflage to the example snapped in Scandinavia in February, merely sporting some deceptive tape and white panelling to cover badges, trim pieces and alter the appearance of the front air intakes and rear bumper...

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R spied

Volkswagen appears to be working on a powered-up version of its Arteon four-door coupe. A prototype snapped with big wheels and brakes, and an angry-looking exhaust system, is a strong indicator the car could get a proper performance flagship to sit above the 206TSI R-Line. The biggest indicators as to the Arteon's performance potential is the bigger brakes...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads...

Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake' of interest for Australia

An upcoming wagonised version of the Volkswagen Arteon liftback, which an executive has previously referred to as a 'shooting brake' design, is on the wishlist for the company's Australian arm. The long-roofed Arteon was first referenced in a 2017 interview, when executive Dr Elmar-Marius Licharz revealed that not only was the design of interest, but that plans were underway...

2016-18 Volkswagen Arteon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has recalled a handful of 2016-18 Passat and Arteon models, over concerns about the panoramic sunroof.  According to the company, certain models with a panoramic sunroof could have a bonded joint that's been installed or repaired with the incorrect primer. That could make the sunroof trim panel detach from the sunroof frame, increasing the risk of accident...

CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...

Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds

A team of Volkswagen Australia apprentices has made the Arteon 206TSI into a sub-4.0-second car, as a showcase for the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park. The modified five-door, dubbed ART3on, makes 360kW and 600Nm from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, up from 206kW and 350Nm...