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VW hints at new name for possible CC replacement

Volkswagen is to launch an all-new premium saloon from next year that brings sleek new styling and could mark a rebrand of the former CC.

Design sketch of new VW Arteon

The Arteon is named to suggest harmonious lines and emotionality as well as its premium status

Dubbed the Arteon, the new model is revealed in a design sketch ahead of its debut at next spring’s Geneva Motor Show and is believed to show the replacement to the CC – a stable of the fleet market.

Due on sale in summer 2017, the Arteon will sit above the Passat as with the current CC and brings a “highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look”. The front is dominated by a large grille that extends into the three-dimensional front headlights and also gains LED lighting. It will also get frameless windows and a top-hinged and wide-opening tailgate along with a huge boot.

VW hasn’t released any technical specifications, however it’s likely that the Arteon will bring a line-up of 2.0 TDI engines and a possible GTE version.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.