Never judge a car by its name, unless, say, it’s the Ford Probe or the Suzuki Mighty Boy - in which case, go for it.

But when it comes to Volkswagen’s Arteon with a name that’s derived from ‘Art’ meaning, well, ‘Art’ and ‘Eon’ meaning ‘the highest class’, don’t be put off because this is new King of Volkswagens. 

Explore the 2018 Volkswagen ARTEON Range

Yes, the Arteon is a new model and it sits at the top of Volkswagen’s entire car line-up (but keep in mind, an Amarok V6 Ultimate is more expensive!)... so it must be good, right? Is this a car worthy of that crown? The expectations were high. Is this just a pretender to the throne? We found out.