The new flagship model will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volkswagen reportedly ended production of its flagship CC model without any planned model to replace it. We knew that VW wouldn't just completely kill off its premier model, and the company has already announced that a replacement will be revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Unfortunately, we only have a sketch of the car for now, but we know that VW is calling the car the Arteon. Like the CC, the Arteon will be a four-door fastback with "new, progressive Volkswagen design language." In other words, it's going to look great.
Volkswagen says that the Arteon will be positioned above the Passat and "emphasizes emotionality in the upper mid-class." The Arteon should introduce a completely new "highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look" for Volkswagen. The bars of the front grill will extend into three-dimensional headlights with LED lighting. The Arteon will retain the CC's pillarless doors, but will gain a top-hinged tailgate. This means that rather than a normal trunk like the CC, the Arteon will be more like an Audi A7 or BMW 4 Series GC. We thought that the CC replacement should switch to this payout because it keeps the style of a coupe but adds the practicality of a hatchback.
Tobias Suhlmann, Volkswagen's Exterior Designer said that "At first sight, the Arteon arouses enthusiasm through its expressive design. It then surprises through its practical virtues. This combination is unique." Obviously, VW thinks that the first syllable of the car, "Art" shows that the company loves the look of the car. The "Eon" at the end is the same as the Phideon, which is the brand's premium model for China.