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.
The elongated body gives you plenty of space on board, with ample legroom for up to five passengers. 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. 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.
Under the bonnet, you’ll find petrol, diesel, and a brand-new hybrid option all available. And it’s this new eHybrid edition that really deserves attention, combining a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine with an 85kW electric motor for an overall power output of 218ps. This results in acceleration to 62mph in just 7.8 seconds. What’s more, the model is also capable of covering up to 38 miles on all-electric power alone.
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.
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.