The Volkswagen Arteon, arguably one of the nicest looking Volkswagen vehicles on the road, has recently been refreshed. It does not matter that the Arteon didn’t get a facelift; what it has is good enough.
Its sporty shape is eye-pleasing, and the light show, front and rear, do attract attention and ticks all the right boxes. The inclusion of the R-Line body kit only gives the sedan the looks to match its speed.
The Arteon is a powerful car. A 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, tuned to the song of 280PS and 350Nm, is paired with a seven-speed wet-clutch DSG transmission. The drivetrain sends the Arteon from 0 to 100kph in 5.6 seconds and can accomplish a 7.4l/100km fuel economy.
Power goes through the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system before reaching the ground. The front-biased AWD system only powers up the rear wheels when better traction and control is required. The Arteon comes standard with the Dynamic Chassis Control that lets you tweak your car 15 ways. You can also choose from one of five driving modes to alter the car’s mapping.
Whether speeding or cruising, the ErgoComfort Nappa Carbon leather seats carries you in comfort but not because of its name. Volkswagen has included a massage function to the seats. The driver gets to look at the 11.7-inch Digital Cockpit for important information, including a full 100 per cent map view.
A 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system hooked up to a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, and a three-zone ‘Climatronic’ air conditioning system rounds out the interior features.
Safety is never compromised, and the Arteon is equipped with a list of driver assistance systems to protect its occupants, including Lane Assist, Side Assist and Driver Alert systems to make every journey safe and secure.
As for safety, the Arteon is equipped with the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, a 360-degrees Area View system, Lane Assist, Side Assist and Driver Alert systems. The Post Collision Braking System and Intelligent Crash Response System, XDS, ESC, ABS, Brake Assist, TPMS, Manoeuvre Braking and Active Bonnet for pedestrian protection completes the Volkswagen’s safety system.
The Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION is priced from RM247,670.97 with sales tax exempted. Three-year free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty and five years roadside assistance is also included in the price.