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The All-New Volkswagen Arteon coupe to replace CC

August 13, 2017

Volkswagen Arteon
The All-new Volkswagen Arteon

The all-new VW Arteon ‘fastback’ is both stylish and dynamic and offers a remarkable amount of space and comfort with its coupé-like lines. The newly developed fastback model has the latest generation driver assistance systems, which in the past have been reserved for higher car classes.

Design

Frameless side windows, a wrap-around bonnet and finely detailed dynamic lines in the style of a GT – these define the look of the new Arteon. The wide-opening rear hatch that is hinged at the top gives easy access to the class leading 563-litre luggage compartment.
The long wheelbase of 2,841 mm enables a remarkably generous interior architecture for this body form that creates a spacious feeling with lots of headroom and legroom at all five seat positions.

Volkswagen Arteon
The All-new Volkswagen Arteon – Front

Driver assistance

The latest generation driver assistance systems are celebrating their premiere in the Arteon, such as the further developed Emergency Assist and the further developed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which control the car’s speed while taking route data and speed limits into account. In addition, there are premium features such as a navigation system with a glass cover and full-LED headlights. Available as an option for the first time are predictive cornering lights with predictive control – thanks to camera-based information and navigation data, the bend is already illuminated before the driver steers into it.

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The All-new Volkswagen Arteon | Side

Engines

The engine range comprises three turbocharged TSI petrol and three TDI diesel engines. All are transversely-mounted four-cylinder engines with direct fuel injection and cover a power range from 110 kW to 206 kW. The highest power level engine is coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

Volkswagen Arteon
The All-new Volkswagen Arteon | Rear

Safety

The new Arteon receives top mark of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP test and is said to be the highest scoring executive vehicle for pedestrian protection to date. (Read: NCAP Safety Rating – How to interpret the Stars)

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The All-new Volkswagen Arteon | Rear Side

The rating recognises not only the new Arteon’s occupant protection for adults and children, but also its driver assistance systems fitted as standard and its performance in the area of ‘Pedestrian protection’. According to Euro NCAP, the Arteon became the highest scoring executive vehicle for pedestrian protection to date thanks in part to the emergency braking function that is also fitted as standard.

Volkswagen Arteon
The All-new Volkswagen Arteon | Cockpit

The coupe is already available for order in Europe, but still under consideration for launch in South Africa. We expect to see it on our shores sometime in 2018 though.

Good enough to take on Audi’s A5 or BMW’s 4-series coupe? …We’ll have to wait and see!

Volkswagen Arteon
The All-new Volkswagen Arteon | Interior

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