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Volkswagen launches Arteon R-Line flagship in Australia




2017 Volkswagen Arteon.

Volkswagen Australia has launched its stylish new Arteon in Australia, available in as single, high-specification 206TSI R-Line that promises a level of technology usually seen in prestige brands, including a Head-up Display said to be a first for Volkswagen.

“Democratising German technology is the key to fulfilling our target of being the Premium for the People brand. Moreover, unlike some SUVs and comparable cars from German prestige brands, the Arteon is made in Europe.”

Mr Wilks says that the only options on the Arteon will be metallic or pearl effect paint, panoramic glass sunroof and Dynaudio Premium Sound System with 20- inch Rosario Alloys (as seen in the accompanying images).

2017 Volkswagen Arteon.

The non-optional colour is Pure White. Metallic hues are Pyrite Silver; Manganese Grey; Turmeric Yellow; Chilli Red (as shown) or Atlantic Blue. The pearl choice is Deep Black.

New and unique specification for the Arteon includes:

  • Head-up Display
  • Area View
  • Dynamic Light Assist
  • Easy open and close tailgate
  • 3 Colour Ambient Interior Lighting
  • Emergency Assist including Emergency Lane Change Assist
  • Dynamic Indicators
  • Frameless side windows
  • Row 2 heated outer seats
  • 19″ Montevideo Alloys
  • Proactive Occupant Protection (Rear Sensing)
  • Unique Active Info Display theme
  • Unique style of R-Line seats
  • Larger wheelbase for extra interior space
  • Coupe design with liftback tailgate

Standard equipment includes:

  • 7-speed DSG
  • 4MOTION all-wheel-drive
  • Active Info Display
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking
  • Side Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Chassis Control
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Power folding door mirrors
  • Massage and memory function for the driver
  • Discover Pro 9.2″ Infotainment System with Gesture Control
  • App-Connect
  • Keyless access and push button start
  • Tinted (65%) rear windows

Exterior Highlights

  • LED headlights with Dynamic Light Assist
  • R-Line ‘C’-Signature air intakes in high-gloss black
  • R-Line badging
  • Frameless windows
  • Dynamic indicators
  • Easy open/close liftback
  • High-gloss black spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Heated outer rear seats
  • Titanium black headliner
  • Unique R-Line black carbon Nappa leather upholstery
  • 3 colour ambient lighting
  • Active Info and HUD
2017 Volkswagen Arteon.

While the Arteon is brimmed with kit, it also comes with a practical wide-opening hatch hinged at the top, giving access to the 563-litre luggage compartment. Its wheelbase and body is 50mm and 95mm longer, respecitvely than the Passat on which it is based, translating to longer legroom (+45mm).

The Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line deploys the brand’s 2.0-litre turbo petrol four which realises 206kW between 5700-6500rpm and 350Nm from 1800-5600rpm. Driven through the new DQ381 7-speed wet-clutch DSG and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive transmission, it reaches 100-km/h from standing in a claimed 5.6 seconds.

2017 Volkswagen Arteon.

The Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line 7-speed DSG is priced from $65,490 plus on road costs. Options include a Sound and Style Package ($2,500) and Glass Sunroof ($2,500).

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