Volkswagen tests camouflaged Arteon Shooting BrakeFebruary 14, 2020
The new Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake Estate was spotted during its winter test program, ahead of the official launch later this year.
Our spy photographers first noticed the non-camouflaged Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake Estate – a completely new model that was confirmed by Volkswagen management back in 2018. The finished product is expected to officially debut at the end of 2020, and then go on sale.
The design of this Arteon Shooting Brake vehicle is identical to the sedan, has the same long hood, wide grille and huge front doors. However, at the rear, there is a new sloping roof line, a new tailgate, a new fourth-light window and a pair of updated tail lights.
Back in 2017, a Volkswagen spokesman hinted that the new Arteon estate could open a more powerful and powerful six-cylinder engine. However, given Volkswagen’s recent push for environmentally friendly vehicles, it now seems more likely that the company’s flagship estate will use the same 215bhp hybrid powertrain as the new Skoda Superb iV.
The rest of the Arteon Estate engine range will have the same range of gasoline and diesel engines as the existing sedan. The entry-level transmission will be a 2.08-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine rated at 148 hp, while the flagship model will be equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol unit rated at 268 hp, coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system.
Inside, the new Arteon Estate will have the same level of technology as the sedan, with Elegance mid-range models equipped with a 12.3-inch Volkswagen digital dashboard and a 9.2-inch infotainment system as standard. The height of the rear of the body and trunk should be improved compared to the sedan model, thanks to the extended roof line of the Shooting Brake.
Volkswagen is positioning itself as a more premium brand within the VW Group and closer to similar Audi in terms of prestige than Skoda or SEAT. Arteon was VW’s first real push in the premium market area where there is potential for high volume – and this new Shooting Brake is designed to expand the model’s appeal by acting as an alternative to the Audi A6 Avant.
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