Arteon unveiled

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Volkswagen has given the world a sneak preview of its upcoming Arteon fastback, ahead of next month’s Geneva International Motor Show.

A four-door grand tourer that will be positioned above the Passat, the Arteon replaces the outgoing CC, though Volkswagen has claimed that the new model will be a little more upmarket. It’s not simply a name change, however – the front end has been redesigned with the headlights and radiator grille merging into one flowing section.

VW also says that the new model will feature the latest driver assistance systems, including features which are “typically reserved for luxury automobiles”, though we’ll have to wait a few weeks to discover what that actually entails.

According to Volkswagen Ireland, the Arteon should be on sale here in time for the 172 plates in July. Though prices and specs have yet to be confirmed, the departing CC retails from €42,935 for the 150hp 2.0L TDI, so expect something a little north of that.

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