The new Volkswagen Arteon has made its world premiere, and is now available as a Shooting Brake.
VOLKSWAGEN ARTEON: AVANT-GARDE DESIGN
At the front of the refreshed Arteon sits a long, wide hood that stretches across the entire front profile to the wheel arches to form the shoulder section.
An illuminated grille is now available as an added option. New LED daytime driving lights also now connect to a central light bar in the grille.
At the rear, the Volkswagen badge and Arteon lettering have also been redesigned. On the fastback model, the roof and window contours here are swept down in parallel from the B-pillars to form the coupe-shaped rear.
Meanwhile, the Arteon Shooting Brake has extended roof and window lines that end in a new roof spoiler. The bottom window lines also move upwards on the Shooting Brake for a narrower and more striking rear window area.
The Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake offers 565 litres of boot capacity, which expands to 1,632 litres when the rear seats are folded. The equivalent figures for the Sportback are 563 litres and 1,557 litres.
A turbocharged 2-litre and direct-injection TSI engine has been confirmed for the US.
This powerplant produces 264bhp and 350Nm of torque, with power taken to the front wheels via a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
European markets meanwhile, will also get a plug-in hybrid that delivering 215bhp, and a Volkswagen R-developed powertrain with 315bhp.
An R-Performance torque vectoring system has also been confirmed for the Arteon R. It will distribute torque variably both between the axles and also between the rear wheels depending on the driving situation.
Inside, the Volkswagen Arteon has been equipped with a redesigned cockpit that has been refined to match the model’s exclusive nature.
The fabrics and leather in the vehicle interior have been upgraded. At the top of the dashboard, new leatherette surfaces stand out with new decorative seams.
A new multi-function steering wheel now features touch-sensitive surfaces. These aid in detecting if the driver has his hand on the steering wheel for use with the Travel Assist driver assistance function.
Occupants can set and adjust the temperature inside the Volkswagen Arteon using an intuitive touch slider in the optional three-zone Climatronic system. The slider can also be used to operate the blower function in manual mode.
Seat heating, windscreen and window defrosting functions, as well as other air-conditioner features are also controlled using new touch-sensitive surfaces in the centre console.
The new Volkswagen Arteon is equipped with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which allows the driver to configure the 10.25-inch instrument display. US-bound models now adopt the all new MIB3 infotainment system, delivering as standard the 8.0-inch Discover Media system with navigation.
MIB3 also offers natural voice control, multi-phone pairing that can easily switch between devices, and wireless App-Connect. Wireless charging is also new for 2021.
NEW HIGH-END AUDIO
Volkswagen is also offering a newly developed, high-end sound system made by audio specialists harman/kardon for the very first time in the new Arteon. The system uses a 700W, 16-channel Ethernet amplifier to power 12 high-performance loudspeakers.
One loudspeaker acts as the centre speaker in the newly designed dash panel, while another operates as a subwoofer in the trunk. The remaining treble, mid-range, and bass loudspeakers have been arranged in the doors.