All-new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION: A car with an impressive feature kit

All-new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION: A car with an impressive feature kit

It was only a few days back, 16.07.2021, to be precise, that Volkswagen Malaysia launched a new car, the facelifted Arteon. As previously announced by the automaker, the five-door coupe is offered in the Arteon R-Line 4MOTION model.

Priced at RM 248,693 on-the-road without insurance, the facelifted version costs RM 27,000 more than the previous model. The price includes a 5-year, unlimited-mileage warranty along with three years worth of free servicing. As before, the car will be assembled locally in Pekan, Pahang.

new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION features

What powers the facelifted Arteon R-Line 4MOTION?

The facelifted Arteon is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that is returned to pump out more output, i.e., 280 PS from 5,100 to 6,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 350 Nm between 1,700 and 5,600 rpm. To be exact that’s 90 PS and 30 Nm over the outgoing front-drive model.

new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION engine

The power is sent to the wheels via a 7-speed DSG wet dual-clutch transmission with power sent to all four wheels via a 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. With all this output in hand, the new Arteon can complete the century sprint in 5.6 seconds, that's two seconds faster than the previous model.

Time to check VW Arteon R-Line 4MOTION impressive feature kit, starting with what it gets on the outside first and then digging deeper inside.

Exterior bits

new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION exterior

The new Arteon with its athletic sportiness, flowing silhouettes, and expressive design makes a bold statement. The highlighting elements on the outside include -

  • R-Line aerodynamic exterior
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Radiator grille
  • LED headlight system with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights with dynamic sequential indicator function
  • Chrome-effect faux tailpipe

Cabin inclusions

On the inside, it is a whole nother world. The new Arteon is loaded with amazing connectivity and comforting features. Sp. let’s see what it gets -


new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION connectivity

  • Digital Cockpit - it easily configured at the touch of a button
  • Discover Pro Infotainment - this one here combines navigation & connectivity with in-car entertainment, all controlled via a 9.2-inch touchscreen display
  • Wireless App-Connect - displays selected Apple/Android smartphone apps on the infotainment touchscreen
  • Voice Control - Plan your route and choose your media, all while keeping your eyes on the road

Sound system

new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION sound system

  • Exemplary sound system - via Harman Kardon 700W sound system with 11 speakers and an additional centre speaker
  • Individual sound settings - it comes with four sound settings (PURE, CHILL OUT, ENERGY, and LIVE); allowing to create a personal listening experience


new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION specs

  • Surround-view camera - helps the driver spot any obstacles behind the car, even the moving ones
  • Driver seat with memory, massage, & electric support - the massage function and electric lumbar support adds to the car’s comfort
  • Easy open & easy close - a small foot movement under the rear opens the boot, while moving away from the car closes the tailgate
  • 3-zone ‘Climatronic’ - it automatically ensures clean and healthy air conditioning
  • Air Care ‘Climatronic’ - this one is an air purification system that keeps pollen, fungal spores, and particulates out of the car, thanks to an air quality sensor with an active biogenic filter
  • Manoeuvre Braking - this one automatically brake the car when the system senses object up to 10 kmph
  • Ambient lighting - it gets 30 colour options with adjustable intensity

Safety checks

new Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4MOTION safety

Coming to the safety aspect of the new Arteon is packed with a fully integrated safety system that is designed to make every ride a breeze. It features -

  • Blind spot alerts
  • Side Assist for lane changing
  • Lane Assist
  • Seven airbags
  • Advanced electronic differential lock (linked to Electronic Stabilisation Control system)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Post Collision Brake System
  • Rear Assist

So, what do you think of the new VW Arteon R-Line 4MOTION? Impressive, isn't it? Do let us know in the comments.

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