Volkswagen Arteon

Frontal view of a Volkswagen Arteon R-Line coming out of a dip on a country road.

For a company more accustomed to building hatchbacks, estates and SUVs, Volkswagen is straying into unfamiliar ground by doubling the number of large coupes¬† (meaning ones significantly heftier than the Scirocco or Beetle) in its portfolio. Like the CC, the new Arteon is never going to sell in great numbers – “don’t expect us to announce that it has become one of our top five models,” a VW spokesman told me – but that doesn’t mean it should be dismissed. As I hope to demonstrate here, it’s a very good…

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