The new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION is now open for booking. The retail price for this locally-assembled flagship sedan is estimated between RM245,000 – RM255,000. Five exterior colours will be available i.e. metallic options: Lapiz Blue, Manganese Grey, Pyrite Silver; and pearl effect: Deep Black and Oryx White.
The flagship Arteon was introduced last year by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia, and boasts of an attractive package that combines a sleek silhouette with dynamic handling and performance. The new Arteon will be offered with enhancements, including updated interior and exterior, new technology and a new engine.
The front grille and bumper are redesigned to be more prominent to complement the full LED headlights and sporty R-Line trim. At the rear, new LED 3D lights with sequential indicators add character to the Arteon’s sloping fastback design. Incidentally, this will be the first model to locally carry the new Volkswagen and R logos.
The updated Arteon’s cabin will include a new steering wheel with haptic touch controls, ErgoComfort sports seats in Nappa Carbon leather featuring the new R logo, and a premium Harman Kardon 700-watt 12-speaker audio system. Further, the 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment comes will feature voice and gesture control, and will support both wireless App-Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the driver, a high-resolution Digital Cockpit offers convenience and customisation at the touch of the fingertips.
The Arteon is powered by a 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine paired with a 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). Powertrain output is rated at 280 PS and 350 Nm of torque between 5,100 – 6,500 rpm. This goes through the newly-added 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and allows for a brisk 0 – 100 km/h acceleration in 5.6 seconds.
Safety is another key feature of the car. The driver assistance system in the new Arteon will include Lane Assist, Side Assist, and Driver Alert.