Power comes from a 280bhp, two-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 350Nm of torque and in the case of our test car, drives through all four wheels courtesy of VW’s 4Motion AWD system

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Volkswagen Arteon


There’s no denying that the Volkswagen Arteon is one of the best look saloons we’ve seen on the road in many years. But can its go match its show?


When was the last time you dragged out your phone to snap a picture of a completely standard, fresh-off-the-showroom floor Volkswagen family saloon? Maybe now’s a good time.


It’s fair to say that the new Volkswagen Arteon has made an impression with its handsome looks as the spiritual successor to the Passat CC that disappeared in 2012.


However, apart from its pillarless, four-door coupe look, it shares nothing with the previous CC as the Arteon uses the company’s MQB transverse architecture from the new Tiguan which means its longer, lower and wider with more room inside.


Another differentiator is that the Arteon is a five-door hatch whereas the CC was a four-door sedan and as a result its rear cargo area is cavernous.


Power comes from a 280bhp, two-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 350Nm of torque and in the case of our test car, drives through all four wheels courtesy of VW’s 4Motion AWD system and eight-speed automatic transmission. [To be continued...]

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