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Volkswagen previews Arteon Fastback ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Snapshot: Volkswagen's four-door saloon implements new progressive design language in the Arteon.

Volkswagen has revealed a sketch of its four door fastback saloon ahead of its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The released image of the sketch is the first look of its new premium saloon, to be called as the ‘Arteon’. The model is totally new and will be positioned above the Passat. The Arteon will be replacing company’s four door coupe, the CC.

The CC is Volkswagen’s low selling models, where only 3900 units were sold in 2015 as compared to Passat’s sales figures of 20,200 units. The new Arteon not only gets emotive creases but will also highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look. The front of the new saloon will get a large grille that extends to the 3D headlamps in addition to striking layout of LED lightings. The saloon gets impressive revolutionary design with the frameless windows on the doors, giving an elemental styling of a grand tourer, a wide opening tailgate with top hinge will provide easy access to huge boot in terms of practicality.

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Speaking on this, Tobias Sühlmann, Exterior Designer, explains: “At first sight, the Arteon arouses enthusiasm through its expressive design. It then surprises through its practical virtues. This combination is unique."

The name Arteon has been made from emphasizing ‘Art’ that describes about the harmonious crease lines of the saloon and ‘eon’ identifies the same way as company’s   on has been derived from top model for the Chinese market, the Phideon.

The Volkswagen Arteon will its first public unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show and is scheduled to go on sale in summer 2017.

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