The Volkswagen Arteon looks like it comes straight out of a big budget sci-fi flick! I can imagine the likes of Will Smith in Men in Black 9 pull up in one of these. Sheer magic.
You can hear the whispers as you drive by “ooh must be the new Passat” or “what is that” – it is in fact Volkswagen’s brand new Arteon and we are totally in love. Yes, it might in some ways resemble the Passat, but that’s just your mind trying to make sense of what’s in front of you.
The Arteon is the latest member of the Volkswagen family; it’s the intriguing unknown. Its sleek design lines are sheer Volkswagen brilliance. It pulls you in from the get-go and grabs your attention.
Looks can be deceiving
The Arteon looks like a luxurious sedan. However as soon as you step foot inside the car, you might think you are in an SUV. The space is there to justify that thought. Legroom for days, it’s the leader in its class for that matter.
It also sports all the bells and whistles. From 3-zone climate control to the new ‘Discover Pro’ infotainment system that sports a tablet-like glass surface with a 9.2inch display, you are also greeted with a head-up display for important driving info, and the list goes on.
There are 2 models in the Arteon range. Both sporting turbo-charged direct fuel injection engines. The diesel model kicks out 130kW, and the powerful TSI petrol engine delivers 206kW. Both engines are 2.0l.
The fuel consumption on both models gets us excited. The diesel does 100km with 5.6l, and the petrol does the same with 7.3l. Well worth the mention is that the TSI model hits 0-100km/p in 5.6sec.
Money, money, money
The 2.0l TDI Elegance DSG model will cost you R599 000 with the R-Line setting you back R649 900. The 2.0l TSO R-Line 4MOTION DSG comes in at R699 900.
The new Arteon comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km Maintenance Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty, 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and space saver spare wheel. Service Interval is at 15 000km.
All that’s left to say is welcome to the future.