Published on August 22nd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Arteon priced from RM290k to RM310k

Volkswagen dealersaround Malaysia is now accepting pre-bookings for Volkswagen’s stylish newflagship, the VW Arteon. This is an avant-garde gran turismo with sveltefastback styling. The new five-door, five-seat Volkswagen Arteon is priced betweenRM290,000 and RM310,000 when it launches in a few months and it will be fullyimported.

This VW Arteon sitsabove the Passat saloon in the current Volkswagen passenger cars line-up. Thecar is a rival to the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-BenzC Class and the Jaguar XE.

With a length of4,862 mm, width of 1,871 mm and a height of 1,450 mm the Volkswagen Arteon isproportioned to carry five people in considerable comfort, while the generouswheelbase of 2,837 mm allows best-in-class legroom of 1,016 mm. Luggage spaceis 563 litres with the rear seats in place, rising to a cavernous 1,557 litresof available carrying capacity when the rear seats are folded.

Bristling withadvanced technology, including the debut of a number of newly enhancedassistance systems, the Arteon is efficient and powerful with a distinctperformance character, yet it is also a comfortable and relaxing drive.

Built for speed,the Arteon is powered by a 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine paired with a 7-speedwet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). Its impressive output of 280PS andtorque of 350Nm between 5,100 to 6,500rpm is transferred via 4MOTION all-wheeldrive system.

4MOTION isVolkswagen’s permanent all-wheel drive system. It distributes the engine’spower to all four wheels by means of an all-wheel drive coupling, subject tothe demands of the driving situation. 4MOTION offers a high level of activesafety, reliable traction and optimal directional stability at all times. Theall-wheel drive system operates together with the car’s handling controlsystems such as ESC, ASR and EDS.

Equipped with thenew Active Info Display with high-resolution display colour thin-filmtransistor (TFT), the new setting allows for customization and full map view.The new Discover Pro infotainment system runs through a 9.2-inch screen fitted withgesture control and Wireless App-Connect (CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink).For added convenience, a new 360-degree area view camera enables drivers to seethe surroundings of the car through four discreetly integrated cameras.

The Arteon comesfitted with both interior and exterior R-Line styling package and is availablein eight colours – Manganese Grey, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, Romance Red,Urano Grey, Turmeric Yellow, Oryx White Pearl and Pyrite Silver.

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