THE EVOLUTION OF VW’S SEDAN

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The German multinational automotive manufacturing company, Volkswagen has fused stretched dimensions and fastback design into the sexy, spacious five-passenger Arteon. The sedan’s power
will be supplied by a 268-hp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine—inline-four mated to an eight-speed automatic—and will also offer its new Digital Cockpit, which replaces the main instrument panel with a configurable display, on SEL and Executive trims. Read ahead as we find out more.

Design
Aerodynamic contours, frameless windows, and a striking rear design – the Arteon’s allure endures far beyond the first encounter. And the R-Line trim level features additional exterior highlights that emphasise these dynamic elements.

The Arteon’s elongated contours and long wheelbase give it a highly distinctive profile, and an abundance of space wherever you are seated. The wrap-around encompassing bonnet and frameless side windows are especially eye-catching and exude quality and elegance in the style of a classical fastback limousine. Furthermore, its lettering on the rear holds out the promise of more; it is guaranteed to turn heads and leave a lasting impression. The name is taken from the Latin word for art, and alludes to the coherent, aesthetic lines of the design.
At 191.4 inches long, 73.7 inches wide, and 56.2 inches tall, the Arteon is roughly Passat-sized, coming in just a bit shorter, wider, and lower. Not just elegant but practical, it features a large rear hatch that can swallow 20 cubic feet of cargo (four cubes more than today’s Passat), and folding the rear seats increases the total to 55 cubic feet. It comes with a suite of available technology that places it right up there in premium terrain. In upper trim levels, there’s the option of an Audi-like fully digital cockpit with TFT screens, a head-up display, an infotainment system with gesture control, and an LED lighting system with innovative predictive cornering lights.

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Engine
Beneath the bonnet of the new Arteon is the 2.0 TSI engine. The engine delivers 190 PS or in combination 4MOTION
all-wheel-drive technology, 280 PS. 4MOTION models also comes with the XDS electronic differential lock and the DCC adaptive chassis control all come as standard features. Optimised adaptive chassis control DCC continuously reacts to the road and the driving situation.

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Interior
The look-and-feel of the cockpit in Arteon’s new R-Line trim is truly inspirational. The multifunction, leather sports steering wheel bears the R-Line badge and boasts of decorative stitching; it is complemented by Silver Rise inlays in aluminium. The optional top-comfort seats in Nappa leather, with
carbon-style inner faces of the side sections and decorative stitching and braiding, not to mention the R-Line badge embroidered into the front seats, make each ride a feast for the senses. It also affords an incomparable field of vision. The panoramic tilting/sliding sunroof, teamed with the pleasant ambient lighting inside, are certain to brighten your day, whatever the weather may be.    – Source: Volkswagen