What Is It?
The Volkswagen Arteon is a feat of German engineering that proves the skill and precision that goes into crafting a machine like this. This fastback is a powerful, spacious and incredibly stylish model that affords its drivers luxury and comfort wherever they go. Its striking aesthetic adds to its powerful looks and makes heads turn. The Arteon only further emphasizes Volkswagen’s status as an industry leader thanks to its innovative features and overall design.
An Interactive Experience
The Arteon’s Active Info Display features a 12.3” screen which the driver can customise. This means that you can change the information displayed within the traditional speedometer and rev counter panel. This VW model also features infotainment, satellite navigation and driver-assist systems. The infotainment system also has Gesture Control which takes your driving experience even further into the future. This feature senses your hand movements so that you can swipe and toggle without touching the screen.
Thanks to its Area View and four cameras at the front, sides and rear, the Arteon provides a 360° display in the infotainment display. Buyers can opt for the Park Package with Area View.
The interior of the Arteon is luxurious, spacious and extremely sleek. It seems reminiscent of the Passat thanks to its soft-touch dashboard and minimalistic beauty. The elegant and contemporary interior upholstery is available in a variety of premium materials and colours so that each driver can tailor their Arteon to their tastes.
The power hidden in the sleek and striking Arteon comes in the form of a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, with impressive outputs of 130 kW and 350 Nm. The 2.0 TDI DSG is available in Elegance and R-line trim lines and has a claimed consumption of just 5.6 L/100 km.
The Arteon R-Line features the following:
• 19″ “Montevideo” Alloy WheelsDiscover Pro Navigation with 9.2″ touchscreen, gesture control, App-Connect and Voice Control
• R-Line front bumper, rear boot spoiler & chrome trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes; R-Line design steering wheel and front sport seats
• Active Info Display
• LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and Dynamic Cornering lights
• Adaptive Cruise Control and “Front Assist” City Emergency Braking
When Was It Released?
The VW Arteon arrived at dealerships everywhere during the third quarter of 2018.
What Are People Saying About it?
The Arteon has been turning heads since it rolled off the showroom floor. Thousands of drivers and passengers around the world are impressed and enthralled by its innovative features, stunning design and driving power.
What Does It Cost?
• 2.0 TDI 130 kW Elegance DSG R599 900
• 2.0 TDI 130 kW R-Line DSG R649 900
• 2.0 TSI 206 kW R-Line 4MOTION DSG R699 900
What Do We Think?
Despite being slightly more expensive than the base Audi A5 Sportback, the Arteon is a fully-loaded vehicle that even includes some dealer accessories. We think that the grey-on-grey interior could use a bit of a re-design and might not be as conceptually challenging as the rest of the Arteon, but we respect VW’s hallmark style.