Volkswagen replacing the CC with Arteon at 2017 Geneva Motor Show image

The German automaker has decided to ditch the short “CC” moniker for its four-door coupe based on the Passat and with the introduction of the model’s next generation at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show it will be called Arteon.

Volkswagen has decided to allow us to catch a glimpse of the successor – Arteon – which is a combination of the words “art” and “eon,” with the final moniker also showing this is the company’s flagship model, just like in the case of the Phideon in China. Style will be the main asset here, with Arteon being a four-door fastback with frameless windows and we already know it will be placed above the Passat in the company’s range. The Arteon is also the production version of the sleek Sport Coupe Concept GTE showcased in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show – and according to the rumor mill the similarities will be easy to spot.

Aside from the teaser picture we can also share a host of unofficial renders based on an unreleased VW firmware from within an infotainment system – complete with both the interior and exterior of the Arteon. The main difference between the older CC and the new Arteon will be at the back where the car will have a more practical top-hinged tailgate providing easy access to what is called a “huge boot.”