VW’s ‘fastback’ fits the bill for sleek elegance

The range-topping Arteon is getting a midlife update, but the design is remaining largely intact

5th July, 2020
VW’s ‘fastback’ fits the bill for sleek elegance
The new VW Arteon has an expected price tag of about €70,000

The Arteon is Volkswagen’s range-topping car, sitting below the Touareg in the line-up, but above the Passat. It’s a large five-door hatchback or “fastback”, according to the marketing people – tracing its lineage back to the Passat CC.

Launched in 2008, the Passat CC was a sleeker alternative to the conventional four-door saloon, and Volkswagen has been evolving the idea further from its source material ever since.

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