Volkswagen have revealed their new Arteon five-door hatchback. Closely related to the Passat sedan and estate, the Arteon features completely unique coupe-styled exterior body work.

The Arteon replaces the CC in Volkswagen’s range, and is pitched as a sportier, more luxurious alternative to the Passat.

The new hatchback is 4862mm long, 1871mm wide and 1427mm tall. Compared to the Passat sedan, the Arteon is 95mm longer, 39mm wider, and 29mm lower. The wheelbase, at 2841mm, is 50mm longer than the Passat allowing for increased rear passenger space. The boot size is 563 litres with the seats up, and 1557 litres with the rear seats folded.

The Arteon features a number of new driver assistance technologies:

  • the latest generation of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) now takes into account data such as speed limits and route information and automatically adjusts driving speed accordingly;
  • the new dynamic cornering lights with predictive beam control use navigation system’s GPS and road data to anticipate when a bend is approaching and illuminate it before the driver actively turns into the bend;
  • the second generation of Emergency Assist offers more safety: if the driver becomes incapacitated for health reasons, the system not only slows the car down within system limits, but now also steers it into the slow lane, traffic behind permitting.