Just two days after its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, pre-sales of the new Arteon started today in Germany.
Available to order and configure at launch is the 280 PS 2.0-litre TSI engine and a TDI biturbo diesel unit producing 240 PS. Both top versions are supplied as standard with a dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive.
According to Volkswagen, the Arteon will be offered a base version, as well as a gran turismo which will be available in two exclusive equipment lines: the 'Elegance' and 'R-Line'.
Based on the different orientations of these three equipment lines, the fastback model can be extensively personalised. The range of optional equipment includes features such as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof, three-zone automatic air conditioning (Air Care Climatronic including air quality sensor and allergen filter), massage seats in front, heated steering wheel and two-tone nappa leather interior.
Further aspects that would be considered plus points include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 litres. On the purely technical side, the new Volkswagen scores with front-wheel and 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.
It is also worth mentioning that the Arteon's innovative driver assistance and convenience systems, such as the latest generation Adaptive Cruise Control and the second generation Emergency Assist, match its overall concept.
The prices for the Arteon (in Germany) for the 2.0 TSI and the 240 PS TDI start from € 49.325 and € 51.600 respectively.