Volkswagen launches its own gran turismo

SET to be the new standard in passenger cars for Volkswagen, the Arteon 206TSI R-Line, a 5-door coupe with a lift back tailgate, is evocative, packed with standard equipment and cutting edge technology, and made in Germany.

So packed with standard equipment is the new model, its only optional extras are metallic or pearl effect paint, a panoramic glass sunroof, Dynaudio premium sound system, and 20-inch Rosario alloys.

That list of features includes head-up display, dynamic light assist, an easy open and close tailgate, three colour ambient interior lighting, frame less side windows, heated rear seats, dynamic indicators, standard 19-inch Montevideo alloy wheels, and R-Line seats.

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There’s also emergency assist with lane change assist, proactive occupant protection, a brand new information display system, adaptive cruise control, front and side assist, emergency city braking, rear traffic alert, park assist and adaptive chassis control.

Add in power folding door mirrors, massaging driver’s seat with memory function, a 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control, App-Connect, and key less access and push button start, and it’s hard to want for a much more complete vehicle.

The new Volkswagen Arteon coupe is fitted with 4MOTION all-wheel-drive, and is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine generating 206kW of power and 350Nm of torque, with gear changes coming from a 7-speed DSG gearbox. It reaches 100km/h from a standing start in 5.6 seconds.

The sleek looking Arteon comes in Pure White, five metallic colours including Pyrite Silver; Manganese Grey; Turmeric Yellow; Chilli Red (as shown), and Atlantic Blue. It also comes in pearl Deep Black. It hits the road at $65,490 plus on-roads. Both the glass sunroof and the ‘sound and style’ add-on package are $2,500 each.

Mark Holgate
Mark Holgate
A journalist with more than 24 years experience, Mark Holgate has worked with a number of regional, suburban and metropolitan newspapers, as well as stints with motoring specific publications like Which Car? Motorsport News, Auto Action and Street Machine. He is also a contributor to DriveTribe.


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