Volkswagen wants you to keep calm and Arteon, with its new “top model,” the Arteon. The manufacturer has revealed design sketches of the new premium fast back ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, where it will debut.

The Arteon is positioned above the Passat in the VW range and its name is designed to place it alongside the Phideon , Volkswagen’s premium sedan for the Chinese market.

Likely to replace the CC, assembly of which has now reportedly stopped, this new model looks awfully similar to the Sport Coupe GTE concept that was unveiled in Geneva in 2015.

The Sport Coupe GTE was based on the MQB platform and powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine supplemented by two electric motors, kicking out a combined 374 hp.


Just how the Arteon will produce its power remains to be seen, but a plug-in hybrid would jive perfectly with Volkswagen’s post-TDI scandal plans and luckily for us, VW expressed a desire to bring the car based on the Sport Coupe GTE concept to America.

The Arteon is expected to launch in the summer of 2017.