Volkswagen Arteon review
12 June 2017First there was the Volkswagen Passat. Then Volkswagen chopped and changed the bodywork and gave it the swoopy-droopy lines of a coupe, called it the Passat CC and marketed alongside its less sleeker-looking donor brother. Now there's a new CC, which is based on the current Passat. It remains a four-door coupe but has been given a new name, the gladiatorial sounding Arteon, and gone upmarket to be anointed as VW's flagship model. VW has thrown its entire war chest at the Arteon to ensure this car stands half a chance of success in the niche market currently dominated by the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It's a relatively handsome machine, with the elongated bodywork managing to turn the humdrum Passat into something almost glamorous.