After its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is now taking orders for the Arteon in Germany---where price starts at 49,325 euros. In this case, the new five-seater coupe comes out more expensive than Passat’s Highline trim level with the same 280hp 2.0-liter TSI engine. What makes Arteon more special though is that it exudes a certain character of the Sport Coupe Concept GTE that was showcased in Geneva in the last couple of years.
For one, Volkswagen wishes to place the new Arteon in the same league as that of BMW’s 4-Series Grand Coupe. Standing at 56.2 inches tall with width up to 73.7 inches and 191.4 inches in length, the Arteon basically replaces the former Volkswagen Passat CC. Because of this, the Arteon now features a sleeker body style, a superior legroom and longer wheelbase with up to 563-liter space at the trunk. When the seats are completely folded, the cargo capacity boasts up to 1,557-liters.
Among its other features are Volkswagen’s latest 9.2inches infotainment system with gesture control, head-up display and all-digital instrument cluster. There is also the standard 6.5-inch display infotainment screen available for customers who are not into Discover Pro’s gesture control setup. The Arteon has also been equipped with the latest driver assistance technology including the new generation self-steering emergency assist as well as the new adaptive cruise control.
Emphasizing Arteon’s exterior are the wide horizontally designed front grille, long headlights in LED, large bonnet and very distinctive front wheel arches. The side section features a unique lower cut out profile while the rear end comes with distinct built-in spoiler and LED taillights.
Customers can also opt for Arteon’s extensive range of optional upgrades. The R-Line and Elegance kits offer additional enhancement which includes panoramic sunroof, three-zone automatic air conditioning, two-color upholstery in Nappa leather, a massage function at the front seats and heated steering wheel.
For its engine, the Arteon’s entry level variant will be having the 150ps 1.5 liter petrol followed by a 190ps and 280ps 2.0-liter four- cylinder TSI petrol engines. It can also be had in any of the three available TDI diesel engines with outputs ranging from 150ps to 240ps.
The Arteon will be manufactured and produced at Volkswagen Germany’s Emden plant. By June, customers in Germany should have their orders ready for delivery. There is no official word yet on when it will arrive in the US.