This Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake Is The Definition of Gorgeous
The good-looking Arteon looks even more handsome in this two-door Shooting Brake renderingby Sidd Dhimaan, on
The U.S. market is bereft of wagons. In the last few years, most automakers pulled their wagons due to the falling demand. There aren’t a lot of options right now and even though there seems to be a positive response to wagons lately, automakers are still hesitant about getting them back. The latest example of this is the Volkswagen Arteon. The company recently refreshed the model and introduced a Shooting Brake version, but it won’t be reaching the U.S. shores.
To give you an idea of how of what we’re missing, here is a couple of renderings from X-Tomi Design that show how hot a two-door Arteon Shooting Brake would look.
What Makes This Arteon Shooting Brake Rendering So Special?
There is a blurred line between a wagon and a shooting brake. Some describe it as a blend of an estate and coupe, whereas some say it’s a sporty, two-door version of a standard estate. The latter differentiates the shooting brake from a wagon more precisely, so we’ll go with that. Volkswagen launched the wagon version of the Arteon in Europe but didn’t introduce it for the American market. Although the company launched a four-door version of the car, rendering artists couldn’t help but design a hotter, sportier, two-door “shooting brake” version of the same.
This rendering receives a chrome delete on the front grille as compared to Volkswagen’s Shooting Brake version. The illuminated grille is seen here and it gives the Arteon the pizzazz that the standard-grilled Arteons lack. With the massive sunroof, it looks even better. What makes this rendering special is that X-Tomi has waived off the rear doors while retaining all the design elements of this smart, elegant vehicle. Overall, we are in love with this two-door Shooting Brake Arteon.
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
In the U.S., the Arteon will continue to be powered by the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged mill that produces 269 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, but you can also opt for the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system to send power to all the wheels.
We will neither be receiving the plug-in hybrid drivetrain that makes 215 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque, nor the 315-horsepower Arteon R. Why are you doing this, Volkswagen?
|Horsepower||268 HP @ 5,100-6,500 RPM|
|Torque||258 LB-FT @ 5,600 RPM|
|Transmission||Seven-speed dual-clutch (DSG)|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||5.6 seconds|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
Volkswagen recently refreshed the Arteon three years after its European launch. The Arteon came to the U.S. in April 2019, but the mid-cycle refresh is implemented here as well. Giving the car a facelift within a year is unheard of, but this could be because the Arteon is now Volkswagen’s flagship vehicle in the U.S. Things could’ve been even better if the wagon-style was released here as well. Also, we wouldn’t mind if Volkswagen gave this two-door Shooting Brake a try. *wink wink*
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Source: Xtomi Design