What is it?
The Volkswagen Arteon is considered the new face of the brand, with styling that will be carried over to other models in the range.
Bearing striking resemblance to the Sport Coupé GTE concept unveiled at the Geneva motor show in 2015, the new fastback is being positioned above the Passat as the new flagship model, rather than as a replacement for the CC.
We have already tried the Arteon on German roads with the range-topping 2.0 TSI and TDI engines. In addition, a 1.5 TSI (as found in the latest Golf), a 2.0 TSI 190 and 148bhp and 187bhp 2.0 TDIs will all be added to the range before the end of the year.
The 148bhp 2.0 TDI is the engine we are most interested in, because Volkswagen envisages that it will make up more than 60% of Arteon sales, with most opting for the seven-speed DSG auto, rather than the standard six-speed manual 'box.
So guess which configuration we chose?