When the new Volkswagen Arteon was officially revealed in Geneva back in March, the German brand said that it would be available with a range of engines. All, however, would be four-cylinder mills, VW said.

But now a new report out of the United Kingdom indicates that the Wolfsburg automaker is considering adding a new six-cylinder engine to the range.

Elmar-Marius Licharz, VW's chief product line for medium- and full-size cars, told AutoExpress that a six-pot might just be on the cards.

"If we build a six-cylinder engine – we are discussing it for the Arteon; we have built one already in a prototype vehicle – it will be one which you can also use in the Atlas and vice versa," he said.

Licharz went on to reveal that he "would like to make an shooting brake", adding that "these plans are underway but it's not yet final".