2018 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line pricing announced

By David Bonnici, 14 Sep 2017 Car News

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2018 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line pricing announced

VW’s new flagship sedan will come in one high-spec variant

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.