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Volkswagen Singapore has launched the new Arteon, which combines the comfort and spaciousness of a sedan with the design and driving dynamics of a sports car.

04 Jan 2018 | Local News : Singapore


There are traditional sedans, and there are sports cars. The former offer a great deal of space and comfort, while the latter feature sharp styling and pure performance.

Clean design and numerous interactive interfaces create a calm, elegant and progressive cabin atmosphere 
Volkswagen Singapore is introducing a new model that combines these two automotive worlds - the Arteon. This is a gran turismo featuring an avant garde design and a great deal of space.

It is efficient and powerful with a distinct performance character, yet it is also comfortable like a luxury sedan, making it perfectly suited for everyday use.

The Arteon sets new benchmarks in its segment, and marks the start of a new design era at Volkswagen.

The name of the Arteon is derived from two parts - 'art' describes the car's outstanding lines and emotionality, and 'eon' defines it as a luxury model.

The Arteon, designed on the Volkswagen modular transverse matrix vehicle platform, is positioned above the Passat in the Volkswagen lineup, and is produced at the German plant in Emden.

Standout features include a bonnet in a clamshell design plus a wide radiator grille. A long wheelbase of 2,837mm spans the axles of the car, allowing for plentiful legroom as well as the largest boot capacity in its class at 563 litres. Accordingly, the body overhangs of the 4,862mm-long model are short.

The top-of-the-range TSI engine in the Arteon R-Line develops a peak power and torque output of 276bhp and 350Nm
Also designed in the style of a sports car is the powerful shoulder section at the rear, the muscular wings and the flared wheel arches.

On the inside, the Arteon impresses with the Active Info Display, Head-up Display, and the Discover Pro infotainment system featuring a 9.2-inch capacitive glass screen with gesture control.

Area View, a camera system that enables a 360-degree view around the car is also available.

At launch, Volkswagen is offering the Arteon R-Line, powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine with 276bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. 

It features the 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive system, a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, as well as the latest generation of Dynamic Chassis Control. A Dynaudio sound system is also available on the Arteon.

A more affordable, 187bhp Elegance line model will be launched later this year.

Price as of press time (inclusive of COE)

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI DSG R-Line (A) - $221,900
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