The all-new Volkswagen Arteon has gone on sale in Ireland.
Volkswagen says the five-seater fastback combines the spaciousness of a saloon with the driving dynamics and design of a sports car.
The Arteon is positioned above the hugely successful Passat, and while regarded as the spiritual successor to the CC, Volkswagen insists that the Arteon is an entirely new model and not seen as a direct successor.
The new Arteon sets the tone for a new era of Volkswagen design, best summed up by Volkswagen’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff: “The Arteon combines the design elements of a traditional sports car with the elegance and space of a fastback. It is an avant-garde, business class gran turismo that speaks to the heart and the head alike,” he said.
One of the most significant design elements of the Arteon is its new front end. The stand-out feature is a bonnet that extends a long way forward and over both wings and a radiator grille that encompasses the vehicle’s full width. The LED headlights, daytime running lights, and turn signals combine with the chrome-plated radiator grille cross bars as well as the bonnet.
Volkswagen boasts that the result of this is a front-end design that would be a match even for high-calibre sports cars. Rounding off the design of the striking Arteon is a powerful shoulder section, muscular wings, and flared wheel arches which can house up to 20-inch alloy wheels.
A Cd figure of 0.265 for the Arteon makes it extremely aerodynamic, which Volkswagen says assists both cabin refinement and fuel economy. It also claims that due to its excellent downforce figures at the rear axle, the new Arteon has no need for a rear spoiler that is deployable at high speeds.
The Arteon comes to Ireland with a choice of three power outputs of the 2.0-litre TDI engine. The 2.0-litre TDI comes with either 150hp, 190hp, or 240 hp. The latter comes with 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard. The 2.0-litre TDI 150hp version is available with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG, while the 190hp and 240hp versions are only available with the seven-speed DSG.
There are three trim levels for Arteon in Ireland: Arteon, Arteon Elegance, and Arteon R-Line. These trims are offered in a Y structure with Arteon as the entry level and Arteon Elegance and R-Line offering the best in comfort and sporting dynamics respectively.
All Arteons are very well equipped, with entry-level specification including such items as 18” alloy wheels, ErgoComfort seats, 8” ‘Discover Media’ Sat Nav system, predictive cruise control, park distance control, app connect, Security & Service subscription, and three-zone Climatronic A/C with controls in the rear.
The Arteon is available with some attractive finance offers.
Contact one of Michael Moore’s Volkswagen sales team on (090 ) 6403444 or visit www.michaelmooreathlonevw.ie for more details.