VW customers in the UK can now order the 2021 Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake with two new powertrains and a more affordable starting price.
The facelifted Arteon is now available with the 148 HP 1.5-liter TSI engine, which drops the base price of the model down to £31,965 for the fastback and £32,765 for the Shooting Brake variant.
The other new engine is the 2.0-liter TDI diesel with 197 HP (200 PS), which is the most powerful in the range, at least until the Arteon R and Arteon eHybrid models arrive in the next few months.
The Arteon with the 197 HP 2.0-liter TDI is offered with both front- and all-wheel-drive, and is paired exclusively to a seven-speed DSG transmission. VW claims a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h) for both body styles.
Other engine options include the 148 HP 2.0-liter TDI and the 187 HP 2.0-liter TSI, with the latter being offered exclusively with a seven-speed DSG transmission and front-wheel-drive.
The range of the updated Arteon includes three trim lines – SE Nav, Elegance, and R-Line. The base SE Nav offers more kit as standard than the previous Arteon, including a Digital Cockpit, a three-zone climate control system, an 8-inch MIB3 infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and more.
The Elegance trim features 18-inch alloys, keyless entry, a rear-view camera and Travel Assist. Finally, the more dynamic R-Line gets 19-inch wheels, dual trapezoidal exhaust tips in addition to a model-specific body kit, a sunroof, rear tinted glass and interior ambient lighting.