The gran turismo-ish Volkswagen Arteon is officially coming to Malaysia and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is now accepting bookings at all authorised VW dealerships, prior to its launch in a few months’ time. The Arteon R-Line will be fully imported and is expected to carry a price tag of between RM290,000 and RM310,000.
Sitting on the VW MQB platform, this 5-door fastback is a more upmarket and avantgarde model to represent Volkswagen at the flagship level. Its name is a derivative of ‘art’ which represents the fastback’s harmonious lines and emotion, while ‘eon’ identifies it as a premium Volkswagen model. The Arteon won the “2017 Golden Steering Wheel”, one of the most renowned automotive awards in Europe.
Powering it is a 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine paired with a 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). The engine’s output of 280 PS and 350 Nm of torque between 5,100 – 6,500 rpm is transferred to the wheels via the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
Among the equipment featured in the Arteon are a new Active Info Display with high-resolution colour thin-film transistor (TFT), which allows for customization and full map view; a new Discover Pro infotainment system runs which through a 9.2″ screen featuring gesture control and Wireless App-Connect (CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink); as well as a new 360-degree view camera that enables drivers to see the surroundings of the car through four discreetly integrated cameras.
As mentioned above, the Arteon comes in the R-Line styling package (for both interior and exterior). It will be available in eight colours i.e. Manganese Grey, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, Romance Red, Urano Grey, Turmeric Yellow, Oryx White Pearl and Pyrite Silver.
The all-new Arteon will be previewed at selected Volkswagen showrooms as listed here:
You can also register your interest in the Arteon in the Volkswagen website for an exclusive invite.
Check out the video below (specifications may vary):