Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the shapely Volkswagen Arteon carried the four-door coupe mantle from the equally elegant CC (previously the Passat CC). Now Volkswagen has released a considerable gallery of the new model.

Built upon the the Volkswagen Group’s now-familiar MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) architecture, the Arteon measures 4,862 mm long with a 2,841 mm wheelbase, 1,817 mm wide and 1,427 mm tall, and is available a range of Volkswagen’s four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

These include the 148 hp 1.5 litre TSI, a 2.0 litre TSI in 187 hp and 276 hp states of tune, and a 2.0 TDI turbodiesel offered in 148 hp, 187 hp and 236 hp forms. Transmission-wise, the base models receive a six-speed manual gearbox, while others further along the range gain a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic.

Three trim levels are on offer – Arteon, Arteon Elegance, and Arteon R-Line. The Elegance adds chrome wing mirror caps, LED tail lights with dynamic indicator light function, contrast stitching on the Alcantara/leather heated seats and floor mats, with 18-inch Muscat alloys.

Meanwhile, the R-Line takes a sportier route to style, with high-gloss black front air intakes, a sports steering wheel dressed in leather, Alcantara/leather heated seats, 18-inch Sebring alloy wheels, unique R-Line bumpers and chrome-plated tailpipes.

Standard across the Arteon range are LED headlights and tail lights, LED daytime running lights, Keyless Go, stainless steel door tread plates, Composition audio unit with eight speakers and auxiliary USB ports, an electronically controlled climate system, semi-electric front seats, driver alert system and Progressive Steering. Inside, the Arteon’s dashboard bears strong resemblance to that in the Passat.

Additionally, the Arteon comes with ambient lighting along with upholstery and trim finishes including leather, Nappa leather, Alcantara, and aluminium, in a variety of colours. The Arteon also comes with a comprehensive safety suite, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), second-generation Emergency Assist, Lane Assist, predictive cornering lights with predictive control, PreCrash, Side Assist and Sign Assist.