The replacement for the Volkswagen CC has arrived in the form of the Arteon. Is its bold new design enough to sway buyers away from their beloved SUVs? We test the top spec 206 kW model to find out.
It's so refreshing to see a car maker start with a blank sheet of paper. And it has really worked; the new Arteon especially reviewed here in R Line trim, receives an enormous amount of attention. I think we can safely say that right now, the Arteon is the best looking sedan in its segment.
But the luxury sedan market is under huge pressure, mostly from SUVs. Handsome good looks will not be enough to sway buyers away from higher-riding alternatives. And luxury Volkswagen sedans have generally proved unpopular, especially in South Africa. Can the new Arteon turn the tide?