Spy Shots: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

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Volkswagen is readying an estate version or Shooting Brake of its Arteon premium sedan. Here's what we know so far.

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The Volkswagen Arteon is a stylish sportback-styled luxury sedan. Powered by a choice of either turbopetrol and turbodiesel engines, the Arteon has a lot going for it. It also bagged a win in the #CarsAwards-powered by WesBank.

Now Volkswagen is working on an interestingly-styled Shooting Brake version of its Arteon which will debut alongside a facelifted model. The Shooting Brake will bring even more practicality to an already spacious vehicle.

The updated Volkswagen Arteon will feature substantial revisions both inside and out, with many speculating it'll gain the all-new infotainment system that's been seen in the new Volkswagen Golf 8. In terms of engines, we're expecting largely the same engines as before, the option of all-wheel drive on some models, which should find favour in the colder European markets. There's also a strong rumour of an Arteon R, packing the same engine from the Volkswagen Golf R. 

The sad part of all of this is this is the beginning of the end for Volkswagen's internal combustion engines for this line of cars as the ID Space Vizzion previews the way for a stylish estate powered by electricity. Expect to see the updated Volkswagen Arteon as well as the Arteon Shooting Brake revealed before the end of 2020.

Further Reading

Volkswagen Arteon (2018) Video Review

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI R-Line (2018) Quick Review

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Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line (2018) Review