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Published on October 9th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volkswagen Arteon To Be Discontinued From 2025

The Volkswagen Arteon follows the same fate as the Jetta as EV’s take center stage.

Global Automotive News is reporting that the handsome looking VW Arteon is going to be discontinued in 2024. Sharing its platform with the Audi A5 Sportback, it could also mean the retirement of this Audi A5.

The reports suggest that Volkswagen management will be replacing the Arteon with the ID.Areo electric vehicle which is targeted at Tesla buyers. This third ID electric vehicle is a VW Passat-sized car that should go on sale in 2024.

Meanwhile, recent Volkswagen’s data shows a drop of 96 percent is sedan sales which means that buyers globally are shifting away from the sedan body style to SUVs and crossovers which we see in ASEAN nations.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon was recently unveiled in North America with a 2.0-liter TSI® engine that produces 300 hp and 400Nm of torque, which is an improvement from the previous power-plant that delivered 268 hp and 350Nm. A seven-speed DSG® transmission with Tiptronic® replaces the eight-speed automatic.

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Arteon 2022 Exterior

The 2022 Arteon retains its characteristic aggressive stance which is low and wide is this is what immediately sets it apart from the sedan segment at large. Taking inspiration from classic sports cars, the contoured hood lines extend directly into the grille, while the long and wide hood stretches across the entire front profile into the wheel-arches to form the shoulder section.

The design is sophisticated and modern, but also effective, resulting in a drag coefficient of a mere 0.30 for front-wheel-drive models and 0.29 for 4Motion all-wheel-drive models.

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Arteon 2022 Interior

The spacious interior of the Arteon received significant updates last year that further accentuate its upscale nature. Drivers can choose from 30 colors to both illuminate the door panels and dashboard trim décor, and apply the color to the Digital Cockpit Pro and MIB3 infotainment displays.

The center console hosts Volkswagen’s latest MIB3 infotainment and a touch-sensitive climate control system. The three-zone Climatronic Touch automatic climate control is standard across the Arteon range.

The advanced Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro system, standard on all Arteon models, presents drivers with a fully-digital instrument cluster. Using a 10- inch TFT display, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit offers a configurable presentation of important vehicle information, with 21 viewing options.

This includes car status, navigation, driving data, phone information, driver assistance features, and more. Users can select from multiple views, including a full screen navigation view.

A high-end sound system made by audio specialists harman/kardon has been specifically geared toward the Arteon. The system uses a 700-watt, 16-channel amplifier to power a total of twelve high-performance speakers, including a center speaker in the newly designed dash panel and a subwoofer in the trunk.

The remaining treble, midrange, and bass loudspeakers are arranged in the doors. The infotainment system coordinates the individual sound control of the system, which also provides intuitive pre-configured settings, such as Pure, Chill, Live and Energy.

Meanwhile, the current VW Arteon R-Line at RM240k continues to sell reasonable well in Malaysia despite its recent price hike as it offers more than its immediate rivals in the Malaysian market.

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