Check Out the Upcoming Model That Will Replace the Volkswagen CC
The Volkswagen CC has been available since 2007, but the 2017 model year will be its last. VW has plans to replace this model with a new four-door coupe called the Arteon. Information is still being released about this newest Volkswagen, but there is plenty already available. Let’s talk about what we know now and what we can expect to learn in the near future.
A New Four-Door Coupe from Volkswagen
You can get the best information on the upcoming Arteon through the teaser film made by Volkswagen on YouTube. Based on this video, we know that the new Arteon has clear inspiration from the Sport Coupe GTE Concept you may recognize from last year’s Geneva Auto Show.
The design isn’t quite as futuristic, but you will still see the swoopy silhouette that resembles that of a fastback that enthusiasts loved at the auto show.
Compared to the CC
To help visualize the new VW Arteon, compare it to the existing Volkswagen CC.
The Arteon will be a bit longer and have a stretched version of the familiar modular MQB platform found on the CC and other VWs. Even though it’s replacing the CC, the Arteon will be a bit higher up on the market, meaning you can expect it to cost a bit more but have more technology and a more luxurious interior.
Other Important Details
This new VW will have a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It will have a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower on its top-of-the-line model at launch.
There is a good chance that an Arteon Hybrid will eventually arrive, but it won’t be available at launch. However, you will see plenty of updated tech with enhancements on some features familiar to drivers of the CC. Expect a gesture-controlled infotainment system and a digital instrument cluster.
Where to Get Your VW CC
If you love the Volkswagen CC and can’t imagine driving any other model, then get a 2017 VW CC at Street VW. The friendly team at our Amarillo, Texas, dealership can also give you information on the upcoming Arteon and help you stay updated. Make sure you watch this space and follow us on social media for the latest news from Volkswagen.