VW hopes a near-luxury hatchback with lovely proportions can rekindle America's love with the brand.
VW's new Arteon has some fussy details, but overall beautiful, long-legged proportions.
This is the uplevel R-Line model.
The Arteon's fastback shape is similar to that of its corporate Sportback cousins at Audi, the A5 and A7.
LED lights are standard and give this CC replacement a dramatic new face.
In Europe, the Arteon will be available with six engines and in front- and all-wheel drive. Sadly, one or two engines will likely be all that's offered on North American spec sheets.
Note the sharp hood creases and how they flow into the headlamps.
Rear LED taillights remind of some recent Mercedes-Benz efforts. Not particularly original, but not bad-looking, either.
10-spoke dark-finish alloys come as part of the R-Line package.
Exhaust outlets are hidden within large, chrome-frosted finishers.
A long wheelbase should contribute to decent interior room and good utility.
Cargo room stretches from 19.9 to 55.0 cubic feet.
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