Driven: Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake HERO

Suspicious name aside, the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake works perfectly as a cruiser to take on long journeys. Car Design News’ Michael Nash gets behind the wheel

I’m by no means a stickler for the rules, but Volkswagen is taking liberties with the Arteon Shooting Brake. The term ‘Shooting Brake’ conjures images of the Aston Martin Boniolo V12 Vanquish EG and the Ferrari FF – iconic models with one clear feature in common: they both had two doors. 

The Arteon Shooting Brake, though, has four doors. Yes, you heard right – Volkswagen has decided to call this particular model a Shooting Brake, despite the fact that the term traditionally denotes two-door models with long, stretched bodies and dramatic silhouttes. Who needs rules anyway. 

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