THE updated Volkswagen Arteon range, which now includes a Shooting Brake variant for the first time, is set for an early Q4 arrival in Australian dealerships, with the new Elegance base model set to be priced under $60,000 for the first time.
The reintroduction of the Arteon brings with it a new entry Elegance variant which uses a 140TSI FWD driveline, and despite being priced lower than the previous model it replaces, has more standard specifications.
The Elegance model grade now includes new technology like travel assist, wireless app-connect and DAB+ radio, and more comfort with ventilated seats, Harmon Kardon premium sound system and a new steering wheel with touch controls, all standard.
The choice of a two-tone Mistral Nappa leather interior is also a first for the Arteon.
Stepping up to the R-Line, the returning sports grade builds on the already comprehensive specification of the Elegance, but with an even sportier look using the familiar 206TSI driveline with 4MOTION.
On the outside, the R-Line stands out with the new 20-inch Nashville alloys wheels which are surrounded by new front and rear R-Line bumpers. On the inside, new sports seats with integrated headrests create a really sporty ambience in the cockpit.
Perhaps most exciting is the introduction of Volkswagen’s sexiest wagon ever, the Arteon Shooting Brake. To reduce complexity, Volkswagen is keeping things simple by mirroring the Arteon Shooting Brake specs to that of the Arteon variants.
The new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake range will arrive in Volkswagen showrooms early in quarter four of 2021. Like all Volkswagens, it will come with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, capped price servicing, and three and five year care plans.
The Arteon 140TSI Elegance 7-Speed DSG is priced at $59,990, with its Shooting Brake sibling offered at $61,990 The 206TSI R-Line 7-Speed DSG is $66,990 and its wagon variant is $68,990. All prices are plus on-roads.
Optional extras include a panoramic glass sunroof and the new Oryx White Pearlescent paint scheme. Other colours (available at no additional charge) include Kings Red Metallic, Pyrite Silver Metallic, Manganese Grey Metallic and Deep Black Pearl Effect.
Each variant has one exclusive colour, with the Elegance scoring Kingfisher Blue Metallic, and the R-Line getting Lapiz Blue Metallic.