First Peek At VW’s Upcoming Arteon, Tiguan Allspace & Up GTI

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VW released video footage of their upcoming Arteon, Tiguan Allspace and Up GTI models which are all scheduled to debut in 2017.

The company invited a few selected media to drive their new models in South Africa where its development team tests the cars in hot-weather conditions.

The new VW Arteon is set to replace the CC as the sportier sibling of the Passat, adopting a coupe-like appearance with a liftgate similar to that in the Audi A7. VW says that despite the low roofline, they were able to make the Arteon spacious enough to accommodate even the tallest of passengers at the back, thanks to an even longer wheelbase than the model it’s based on.

Compact city cars are about to gain one proper sporty model in the face of the upcoming VW Up GTI. The hot version of VW’s baby model will be powered by a 114hp version of the 1.0-litre TSI engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Last but not least, there’s the Tiguan Allspace, the longer version of the normal Tiguan which will offer an additional 110mm in its wheelbase for more room in the cabin and an optional third row of seats, offering in total space for seven passengers. The new VW Tiguan Allspace has been confirmed for debut at the Detroit Motor Show this January.