The five-seat Arteon is an ideal avant-garde alternative - a car for people who want a five-door fastback with an accomplished, elegant design and progressive technology.
Charismatic Arteon breathes dynamism One of the most important design elements of the charismatic new Arteon is the front section. Stand-out features include a bonnet that extends a long way forward and partially over both wings and a radiator grille that encompasses the vehicle's full width. The LED headlights and daytime running lights, fitted as standard, combine with the chrome-plated cross-bars of the radiator grille and bonnet. The result is a front-end design that would be a match even for a high-calibre sports car.
Passat, Arteon, Phideon The Volkswagen Arteon takes its place in the Volkswagen model range above the Passat in all of the various Passat versions sold around the globe. Following one level up from the Arteon comes the Phideon that has been specially developed for China. The new Volkswagen gran turismo is being produced at the German plant in Emden. It is a site with an adjoining sea port - perfectly suited to a car like the Arteon that will be launched in practically every country in the world that is relevant to this vehicle class. The car launches in mid-June in the German market, with advance orders being taken in the first few European countries starting immediately after the Volkswagen Arteon's world premiere in Geneva.
Innovative, economical and perfectly suited to everyday use The Arteon is reinterpreting the 'gran turismo' concept with its combination of avant-garde design, sporty charisma, great flexibility and generous space. Further aspects that would be considered plus points in any vehicle class include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 litres. On the technical front, the new Volkswagen impresses with six highly efficient engines (power output range from 110 kW / 150 PS to 206 kW / 280 PS), front-wheel or all-wheel drive, plus digitalised displays and controls. Further features include an Active Info Display (fully digital and programmable instruments), a head-up display and the new Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-inch glass screen and gesture control.
The six engines deliver between 150 and 280 PS The new Arteon is launching with a range of six turbocharged direct fuel injection engines. All of the engines have four cylinders. The first two power levels of the petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines are identical at 110 kW / 150 PS and 140 kW / 190 PS. The most powerful TSI delivers 206 kW / 280 PS, while the most powerful TDI produces 176 kW / 240 PS. The base petrol engine, the 1.5 TSI Evo, is a new design and, thanks to such features as Active Cylinder Management (ACT), it is exceptionally efficient. Dual clutch gearbox for all versions Any of the engines may be combined with an automated dual clutch gearbox (DSG; except the 110 kW TSI in Germany that is only available with a manual gearbox). For the TSI engines, DSG is standard for the 140 kW engine and above. In the case of the TDI, DSG is fitted as standard in the 176 kW version. The most powerful TSI and TDI engines also have 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard, while this is available as an option for the 140-kW TDI. All other models have front-wheel drive.
Digital cockpit environment The clean design, high level of ergonomic efficiency and numerous interactive interfaces between human and machine create a calm, elegant and progressive atmosphere in the new Arteon. The interactive and digitalised interfaces include optional high-tech features such as the Active Info Display (fully digitalised instruments) and a head-up display. Volkswagen has developed new infotainment systems (6.5 to 9.2 inch). The new top system, the Discover Pro, has a tablet-like glass surface. It manages its tasks efficiently, and entirely without analogue buttons. The 9.2-inch display is also equipped with intuitive gesture control. The Arteon is reinterpreting the "gran turismo" concept with its combination of avant-garde design, sporting charisma, great flexibility and generous space. Further aspects that would be considered plus points in any vehicle class include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 litres.
Driver assistance systems - interactive technologies look ahead The Volkswagen Arteon's innovative driver assistance and convenience systems match its progressive overall concept. Numerous technologies are making their debut in the Volkswagen product programme via this new gran turismo. The new or further developed systems are: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); the latest generation now also integrates speed limits (camera based) and navigation data into its control.
Emergency Assist, second generation - now the car is also able to steer automatically into the slow lane (while simultaneously braking the car to a stop), provided that the situation permits. Lane Assist - this lane departure warning system now reacts to other vehicles, such as swerving lorries. Predictive cornering lights with predictive control - thanks to camera-based information and navigation data (GPS and road data), the bend is already illuminated before the driver steers into it. Proactive occupant protection system (PreCrash) including rear sensors - now also detects vehicles behind and alongside the car. Side Assist - this lane warning departure assistant is in the Arteon; it now activates earlier at 10 km/h instead of the previous 30 km/h. Sign Assist - this traffic sign recognition system now also warns the driver when a detected speed limit is exceeded. DSG for all versions
Any of the engines may be combined with an automated dual clutch gearbox (DSG) (except the 110 kW TSI in Germany which is only available with a manual gearbox). For the TSI engines, DSG is standard for the 140 kW engine and above. In the case of the TDI, DSG is fitted as standard in the 176 kW version. The most powerful TSI and TDI engines also have 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard, while this is available as an option for the 140-kW TDI. All other models have front-wheel drive. Overview of petrol engines for the Arteon: 1.5 TSI Evo, 110 kW / 150 PS, 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG (DSG for 1.5 TSI Evo not Germany) 2.0 TSI, 140 kW / 190 PS, 7-speed DSG 2.0 TSI, 206 kW / 280 PS, 7-speed DSG plus 4MOTION Overview of diesel engines for the Volkswagen Arteon: 2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS, 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG 2.0 TDI, 140 kW / 190 PS, 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG / optional 4MOTION 2.0 TDI, 176 kW / 240 PS, 7-speed DSG plus 4MOTION