The good-looking Arteon looks even more handsome in this two-door Shooting Brake rendering

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?

This Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake Is The Definition of Gorgeous Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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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

2021 Volkswagen Arteon Exterior
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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?
2021 Volkswagen Arteon specifications
Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
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
Weight 3,783 Lbs

Final Thoughts

This Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake Is The Definition of Gorgeous Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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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*

What are your thoughts on this rendering? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Xtomi Design

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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