The Volkswagen Arteon will arrive in Australia in November with one high-spec R-Line variant priced at $65,490.
As previously revealed, Volkswagen Australia is taking an all-or-nothing approach with its new luxury sedan by only offering it in the highly-featured 206TSI R-Line here.
As well as being favourably priced compared to similarly equipped prestige German models, the mid-sixties price tag is low enough to attract a second look from buyers interested in a range-topping Passat 206TSI R-Line sedan, which retails for $57,990.
The Arteon replaces the Passat CC as Volkswagen’s flagship passenger sedan here and has even more stunning looks than its predecessor, with frameless side windows, a wrap-around bonnet, fastback silhouette, and liftback – which provide easy access to its 563-litre luggage compartment.
It’s bigger too with a 50mm longer wheelbase than the regular Passat, which translates to 45mm more legroom (to 1016mm) and 95mm extra headroom.
The Arteon 206TSI R-Line shares the Passat R-Line’s 206kW/350Nm 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol, albeit mated to the new DQ381 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
It will also come equipped with a scrolling features list that includes Volkswagen firsts such as head-up display, "Emergency Assist 2 Proactive", and VW's "Proactive Occupant Protection System".
Emergency Assist 2 detects when a driver is incapacitated and turns on the hazard lights before autonomously coming to a safe stop in the inner-most lane, while Proactive Occupant Protection System detects a rear collision threat and reacts by turning on the hazard warning lights, closing the windows, and pulling the seatbelts tight to reduce the likelihood of injury.
Other standard features include:
- R-Line body kit and badging
- High-gloss black rear spoiler
- Titanium black headliner
- Unique R-Line seats upholstered in black Nappa leather
- Reversing camera with Area View
- Dynamic Light Assist
- Three-colour Ambient Interior Lighting
- LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist
- Frameless side windows
- Heated front and rear seats
- 19-inch Montevideo Alloys
- Active Info Display
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Front Assist with City Emergency Braking
- Side (lane changing) Assist
- Rear Traffic Alert
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Park Assist
- Adaptive Chassis Control
- Driving Profile Selection
- Discover Pro 9.2" Infotainment System with Gesture Control
- Keyless access and push button start.
Optional extras include premium paint, panoramic glass sunroof, Dynaudio Premium Sound System, and 20-inch Rosario alloy wheels.