For the first time, the Volkswagen Arteon is now available with an electrified drivetrain in the form of a plug-in hybrid. The system comprises a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine supported by an electric motor, together providing a peak power output of 215 bhp and torque of 295 lb ft. Prices start at £39,905 for the fastback in Elegance trim.
The enhanced Volkswagen Arteon has opened for orders in the UK, bringing with it new equipment and options for the fastback, as well as new power trains. Furthermore, a Shooting Brake version joins the range, providing additional practicality.
Volkswagen is presenting the new Arteon in a world premiere and is unveiling a second version – the new Arteon Shooting Brake – at the same time. “Volkswagen will launch 34 new models this year. There has never been such an extensive model initiative in the history of the brand,“ says Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer und designated CEO of the Volkswagen Pkw brand. “The Arteon Shooting Brake extends our model range in the important midsize-segment. It will set standards in its class with its dynamic design, high functionality and modern technologies.“
The Volkswagen Arteon is gaining a new entry-level SE specification and a new 148 bhp diesel which will make the mid-range model more affordable. The Arteon SE opens for order this week, with prices starting at £33,085 for petrol models; the new 148 bhp diesel will arrive later in the year.
Volkswagen’s new flagship, the Arteon, is now available to order for the first time from Volkswagen Retailers. The company says the Arteon is “an avant-garde gran turismo with svelte fastback styling, a new five-door, five-seat car combines sports car detailing with luxury motoring in a muscular yet elegant design”