It looks like “See-see ya later” for the CC as Volkswagen prepares to roll out its all-new mid-size sedan, the 2019 Arteon. After teasing a U.S. arrival for the sporty, coupelike fastback sedan in February, the automaker today released full info on the Arteon ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show this week.
While it has less luggage capacity than the Passat, its boot is still a fairly capacious 563 litres (the Passat’s is 650 litres), and it can boost that to 1,557 litres with the seats folded down. That’s a jump of 31 litres of standard boot space over the CC, and an enormous 577-litre improvement with the seats down.
Up next will be the stronger 2.0 TSI in 188 hp (140 kW) and 276 hp (206 kW) flavors, with both linked to the auto ‘box. The former has a FWD layout whereas the beefier version comes with a grippy 4Motion AWD setup.
Fresh vehicles are key for maintaining the VW brand’s sales momentum as the carmaker undergoes a painful restructuring, including the elimination of 30,000 jobs worldwide, to free up funds for developing electric vehicles. Other slow-selling models that VW is weeding out to cut production costs include the Eos convertible and the Polo’s three-door variant.