Wednesday July 8, 2020

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
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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