The new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION first introduced last year as the Arteon, is being locally assembled and is expected to be priced between RM245,000 to RM255,000.
This will be the the first model to carry the new Volkswagen and R logos, as the R signifies Racing, the car does come with rather exceptional aesthetics. Including sporty R-Line trimmings, a redesigned front grille and bumper with more prominent features complimenting the full LED headlights.
Being locally assembled does not take away any of the premium finishing you would expect from a luxury VW car, its new cockpit was designed to impress – highlights include a new steering wheel with haptic touch controls, ErgoComfort sports seats in Nappa Carbon leather featuring the new R logo, and a premium Harman Kardon 700-watt 12-speaker audio system. The 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment comes with voice and gesture control, and supports both wireless App-Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Arteon is built for performance and is powered by a 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine. Paired with a 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), producing an impressive output of 280PS and torque of 350Nm between 5,100 to 6,500rpm, all transferred via a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. 5.6 seconds is all it will take for the Arteon to outperform its competitors in a century run of zero to hundred.
The new Arteon R-Line 4MOTION is available in five colours – metallic options are Lapiz Blue, Manganese Grey, Pyrite Silver, while pearl effect colours are Deep Black and Oryx White.