This is the new Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake. Take a long, hard look at it and then forget that this wagon exists. Volkswagen said nein to this vehicle being sold in the United States. That’s a real shame because just look at it – it is gorgeous. And it isn’t exactly easy to call many Volkswagens gorgeous.

Adding insult to injury, veedub also nixed the high-performance Arteon R sedan from our shores. We can’t really blame VW for those choices because sedan sales in America have dwindled down and wagon sales are basically nil. So much so that VW even killed the popular Golf SportWagen and Alltrack models.

At least you can now plan to rent one one of these on our next European vacation. But hey, we have the Atlas Cross Sport here.