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вторник, 29 ноября 2016 г.
VW previews new Arteon fastback to replace CC
Volkswagenreleased a sketch of the Arteon, a sedan with fastback styling that VW says previews the next era of VW design. Set to replace the VW CC and the ill-fated Phaeton, the Arteon will serve as a halo for the VW brand, sitting above the Passat in both pricing and equipment. The new model is to debut in March at the Geneva auto show and, according to German press reports, is expected to go on sale next summer in Europe for about 33,000 euros ($35,000).
While the CC drew its name from the acronym for ComfortCoupe, the Arteon is a smooshing together of “Art,” to describe its silhouette, and “Eon,” which is Volkswagen’s new way to define its premium models. While the CC was never a sales leader for Volkswagen, it became a cult car that brought new buyers attracted to its style – despite the sedan’s small rear seat, limited headroom, and compromised luggage space.