Published on November 8th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


The Volkswagen Arteon R-line 4Motion With IQ.Drive Ticks All Boxes

With IQ.Drive, the Volkswagen Arteon is better equipped than ever.

The Volkswagen Arteon is a stylish and sophisticated 5-door coupé that marries high-tech luxury with high-end performance. Introduced to Malaysians in 2020, the Arteon is the spiritual successor to the CC model. With a sleek and striking exterior, the Arteon features a fastback profile, bold lines, and a wide grille that gives it a distinct, head-turning upmarket appearance.

The Arteon represents the pinnacle of Volkswagen’s engineering prowess and is made for those who appreciate technical capability and refinement. This is a car that works for looking for something stylish that doesn’t come with a huge premium. At just under RM300,000, the Arteon really delivers when you look at the equipment and specifications that it brings to the table.

Volkswagen Arteon IQ.Drive front

In Malaysia, it’s available in just one variant – the Arteon R-Line 4MOTION with the 2.0L TSI EA888 engine producing a heady 280PS and 350Nm of torque. Making full use of this power output is the 7-speed DSG, which delivers ultra quick shifts and minimal losses in power transmission to all four wheels. 0-100km/h in this family-friendly 5-seater is dispatched in just 5.6 seconds, putting it firmly in sportscar territory.

Therein lies the true appeal of the Volkswagen Arteon. It has all the comfort of a high-end family sedan thanks to its Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive dampers while also being extremely capable in the corners thanks to Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) technology. Need space for the whole family? The boot is cavernous at 563L. Want a luxurious cabin to relax in on your journey home? The Arteon comes with ErgoComfort seats wrapped in “Nappa carbon” leather upholstery and a 700W 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

With the latest update, the Arteon now comes with IQ.Drive too. With the addition of IQ.Drive, the Volkswagen Arteon is even safer and even more relaxing to drive. IQ.Drive is Volkswagen’s Advanced Driver Assist System that uses sensors around the car and clever software to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. On the Arteon, IQ.Drive suite of features includes Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Front Assist, and Lane Assist. These minimise the risk of a collision on the road.

On long haul journeys, the Volkwagen Arteon even comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, which helps alleviate fatigue by providing steering and “pedal inputs” to keep the car centred and at a safe distance. This makes the Arteon perfect for those of us who take interstate journeys in Peninsular Malaysia often.

If you’re looking for a car that ticks all boxes, make sure to check out the Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION here and arrange for a test drive.

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