The new Volkswagen Arteon fastback and Shooting Brake variants will be on sale in Ireland from the beginning of September, writes Brian Byrne.

They will initially arrive with 1.5 petrol and 2.0 diesel power, followed in November by the Arteon R flagship and the plug-in Arteon eHybrid.

The Arteon Shooting Brake has a 565L capacity, extendable to 1,632L.

The cars are among 34 new models to be launched by Volkswagen this year.