Smart and sophisticated, the new Volkswagen Arteon is an elegant saloon that brings a touch of luxury to business and family life. Offering a wealth of driver assistance technology coupled with contemporary styling features and a cutting-edge engine range, it pushes the boundaries of modern vehicle design.
Volkswagen has revealed a comprehensive update for the Arteon, with the addition of a new Shooting Brake model alongside a range of new drivetrains including a plug-in hybrid. Initially launched in either Elegance or R Line specification.
The Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake emphasise style and sport, with the classic fastback version now joined by a reimagined estate concept – the Shooting Brake.
Originally launched in 2017, the Arteon has always been characterised by its expressive and avant-garde design. In these two new models, distinctive features include a new front end with a continuous light strip, striking chrome bars and new air intakes.
The radiator grille with its long, wide bonnet are combined as a formal unit and make both Arteon versions stand out from the crowd, even at night thanks to a unique LED light signature at the front and rear.
The two new models, the Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake, are both characterised by their athletic bodies. The classic fastback model returns with a coupé-shaped rear, whereas the roof and window lines are extended towards the rear on the Shooting Brake and end with a new roof spoiler to emphasise its sporting characteristics.
The Arteon has always been characterised by its practicality, matching its sporting performance. The new model features legroom of 1,016 mm and is a benchmark value in this class. Thanks to the unique design of its roof section, the Shooting Brake offers more headroom at both the front and rear.
Behind the Arteon Shooting Brake’s rear seat bench is a luggage compartment capacity of up to 565 litres when loaded up to the rear seat backrest and luggage compartment cover (fastback: 563 litres).
The Arteon R will be the flagship in the model series, pushing us further into the performance vehicle segment. Thanks to a new progressive technology known as ‘R-Performance Torque Vectoring,’ the Arteon R’s performance is improved as torque is distributed variably both between the axles and the rear wheels, this creating a new level of driving dynamics in this category.
For the first time, a plug-in hybrid drive system will be offered for Arteon.
Arteon eHybrid and Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid drivers will be able to cover their daily driving distances with zero emissions, and are among the first of their kind to be offered with a plug-in hybrid drive in the luxury mid-sized vehicle segment.
Inside, innovative touch sliders for the automatic air conditioning and the new multifunction steering wheel take control to a new level. App integration is now wireless, through App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A powerful, optional, 700-watt high-end sound system from audio specialists harman/kardon has been customised specifically for the Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake.
Background lighting can be customised with up to 30 colours to give the new interior an attractive finishing touch (optional).
Both models feature travel assist and lane assist, with assisted driving up to 130 miles-per-hour where permitted. The optional rear view reversing camera has been enhanced and now also features a corner view (which expands the camera image on the infotainment system screen from 90 degrees to a wide angle of 170 degrees) and a special trailer view (of the tow bar from above to facilitate hitching up the trailer).
The Arteon Elegance offers premium class equipment and style.
The R-Line, puts even more sportiness at the heart of the Arteon.
To find out more about the new Volkswagen Arteon or Arteon Shooting Brake, contact Des Winks Volkswagen today or visit our Scarborough showroom. Our friendly team will be happy to arrange a test drive in this sleek new model, as well as answer any questions you may have and talk you through our flexible finance packages. Get in touch on 01723 580058.