Volkswagen’s biggest premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 is the Volkswagen Arteon. We went by the Volkswagen stand to check out Volkswagen’s new range topping model in the flesh.

The Arteon features a distinct coupé shape and was developed in 24 months, based on an earlier concept revealed by Volkswagen at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Volkswagen Arteon is the successor of the Volkswagen Passat CC and is positioned in the market above the Volkswagen Passat.

With the modular MQB platform as base, a fairly long wheelbase ensures maximum comfort on the inside and attractive styling on the outside. The premium coupĂ©’s styling can be further personalized with Volkswagen equipment lines such as the Elegance and R-Line packages.

Powering the Volkswagen Arteon are a range of six petrol and diesel turbocharged four-cylinder engines at launch, varying from the entry level 1.5 TSI with 150 hp and 2.0 TDI with 150 hp to the more powerful 2.0 TSI delivering 280 hp and 2.0 TDI producing 240 hp. The most powerful engines come with the DSG dual clutch transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

Additionally a whole range of driver assistance systems and technologies will be optionally available. Highlights include the fully digital instruments cluster, 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control and a predictive efficiency assist.

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For more information on the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon, click through to our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2017, make sure to bookmark our dedicated news channel and keep checking back.

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