2021 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION launched in Malaysia

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Here we have a good piece of news for the Malaysians who have been patiently waiting for the all-new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION launch. Yes, the brand new avatar of the sedan has just hit the local market with significant upgrades. Like the predecessor, the new Arteon is also a locally-assembled model priced at RM 247,671 (including the SST rebate). The price also includes a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and three years of free servicing.

So, what’s all new in the 2021 Arteon R-Line 4MOTION, let’s begin with the exterior styling.

2021 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line rear

Elevating the sedan’s front look is the new full-face louvered grille that beautifully merges with an LED bar, further connecting the daytime running lights. The new grille is teamed up with LED headlights and a more prominent bumper that now has body-coloured air intakes. Complementing the new front is the new rear look that gets redesigned LED 3D tail lights along with sequential indicators. All these together accentuates the car’s sloping fastback design.

The new Volkswagen Arteon also benefits from the new Volkswagen and R logos and sporty R-Line trimmings. No changes are there regarding the dimensions and wheels' design and size.

Volkswagen Arteon R-Line

Moving inside, here the sedan continues to exude its amazing sense of style and sophistication, The new highlights include a new high-resolution Digital Cockpit that offers convenience and personalization at the touch of the fingertips. The new cockpit also has a new steering wheel integrated with haptic touch controls.

As for the occupants’ entertainment, the sedan features a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system. The unit can be paired with wireless App-Connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and voice and gesture control. Other premium inclusions are a 700-watt Harman Kardon 12-speaker audio system, new touch-sensitive climate controls, new colours for ambient lighting, and new ErgoComfort sports seats in Nappa Carbon leather with the new R logo.

Arteon cabin

On the mechanical front, the new Arteon R-Line facelift gets a new and more efficient powertrain delivering higher output levels That’s a 2.0-litre TSI turbo four-cyl engine pumping out a maximum power of 280 PS between 5,100 and 6,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 350 Nm from 1,700 to 5,600 rpm. In comparison with previous numbers, there is a bump of 90 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque.

Arteon engine

The new engine is paired with the 7-speed DSG wet DCT and a new all-wheel-drive system that enables the sedan to hit a century sprint in just 5.6 seconds.

As for safety, the new Volkswagen Arteon specs sheet gets new features, including Lane Assist, Side Assist, and Driver Alert. 

Interested in buying one? If yes, you can head towards your nearest Volkswagen showroom and take a test drive now.

Also read: Volkswagen ID.8 electric SUV in the works

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