The Volkswagen Arteon is one of the latest models from the German automaker. Prepare to be impressed by this avant-garde Gran Turismo (positioned above the Passat, and replacing the Passat CC), which catches the eye from every angle.
The Arteon’s distinctive, five-door profile is characterised by the elongated contours and long wheelbase that reflect classical fastback saloon styling. The wraparound bonnet and frameless side windows add a touch of sophistication. You’ll notice the Arteon lettering on the rear, too, as well as modern LED rear lamps that reflect this model’s dynamism.
Two luxurious trim levels are on offer – Elegance and R-Line – each with a host of customised features. Expect contrast stitching on seat covers, aluminium-look pedal covers and premium leather seating on the former; the latter also comes with a Titan Black headliner, plus stainless steel door kickplates.
A suite of standard technology includes responsive Adaptive Cruise Control, which takes your driving experience to the next level. The multifunction steering wheel (clad in plush leather) gives you complete control over your vehicle, allowing you to access important information with ease – you’ll see the speedometer, rev counter and mileage indicator on the clear head-up display.
The elongated body gives you plenty of space on board, with ample legroom for up to five passengers – plus a decent 563 litres of boot space. The cockpit is designed with the driver in mind, complete with six-way ergoComfort seats with plenty of support. Add a panoramic tilting/sliding sunroof to brighten up your journey on sunny days.
Under the bonnet, you’ll find one of three engines. The petrol 2.0-litre TSI with 276bhp is paired with Volkswagen's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive, and delivers 38.7mg – while the diesel 2.0-litre TDI SCR seven-speed DSG achieves 62.8mpg. Another option is the 2.0-litre BiTDI 4MOTION SCR – again, it comes with seven-speed transmission, but this time with a more powerful output of 236bhp. This unit returns up to 38.7mpg.
The intelligent Dynamic Light Assist package feature across the line-up to light up the road ahead. It controls the main beam automatically, so you can see and be seen. Lane Assist also comes as standard, helping to prevent accidents caused by drifting out of your lane. There’s also an optional Area View function, which feeds live images from around your car straight into the cockpit – it’ll give you a better view of your surroundings.
The new Volkswagen Arteon is available to order now from Drift Bridge Volkswagen. To find out more, or to book a test drive, contact Drift Bridge Volkswagen in Epsom. You can reach us online, call us, or visit us in person during opening hours.