This time, the Arteon will also get an estate/wagon version, which, for some reason, Volkswagen is referring to as 'Shooting Brake'.
Volkswagen is gearing for the virtual global premiere of the new 2021 Arteon, which is all set to get a new long-roof estate version, alongside the four-door fastback. For those not aware, the Arteon is VW's range-topping sedan that sits right above the Passat in VW's sedan line-up. Although the Arteon took on the mantle of VW's flagship sedan from the Phaeton (production ended in 2016), it is technically a successor to the Passat CC. Both the Arteon and Passat (Euro-spec) are based on VW's MQB platform.
For this year, the Arteon will undergo a fair bit of changes. VW claims that the 2021 Arteon will get a completely revamped cockpit design and the latest Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) system, which will offer the latest connectivity tech. Though specific details are not available yet, the 2021 Arteon is said to get a new 'Travel Assist' semi-autonomous driving assistance feature. It will be capable of steering, accelerating, and braking the car at speeds of up to 210km/h.
Another detail given out by the teaser is the discreet 'R' badge on the Arteon Shooting Brake's grille. This makes us wonder if there will be hotter R versions of both body styles or just the wagon version. The noticeably larger air intakes on the Shooting Brake version further skew the discussion in its favour. However, if there are 'R' versions planned for both body styles, they might be revealed at a later date.