The new Volkswagen Arteon – Geneva DebutMar 7th, 2017
The new Arteon is the highlight of this year’s show appearance by the Volkswagen brand at the Geneva International Motor Show. Both elegant and dynamic, it 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. In addition, the new Tiguan Allspace is making its debut at Lake Geneva – with much more space for luggage and up to seven passengers and impressive flexibility.
Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand: “The new Arteon has the proportions of a Gran Tourismo with a highly functional overall concept. It offers the very latest infotainment features and semi-automated driving functions. At the same time, our new top-of the-line model offers great value for money. That is how we are challenging the premium carmakers.”
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 563-litre luggage compartment – that is best-in-class. 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. The R-Line and Elegance equipment lines positioned above the base version further accentuate the sporty and elegant character of the new Volkswagen model.
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.
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 / 150 PS1 to 206 kW / 280 PS2. The highest power level engine is coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.