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2017 Volkswagen Arteon

2017 Volkswagen Arteon

Positioned above the Passat, the premium class Volkswagen Arteon is being revealed to a global audience for the first time at the Geneva International MotorShow 2017. The Volkswagen Arteon combines the design elements of a classic sports car with the elegance and space of a fastback.

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
Gran Turismo

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
The athletic lines of the Volkswagen Arteon embody a highly functional overall concept. Form and function find common ground here in a progressive way. In contrast to classic saloons, the gran turismo offers more space and flexibility thanks to its long wheelbase, coupe-like fastback design and large rear hatch.

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
The five - seat Volkswagen Arteon is an ideal avant-garde alternative - a car for people who want a five - door fastback with an accomplished, elegant design and progressive technology.

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
Perfect proportions

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
The new Volkswagen Arteon 2017 is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Transverse stands here for engines that are transversely mounted in the front. This configuration naturally creates space. A long wheelbase of 2,841 millimeters spans the two axes. Accordingly, the body overhangs of the 4,862 millimeters long fastback model are short and concise. The Arteon is 1,871 millimeters wide and 1,427 millimeters tall. These dimensional relationships deliver truly dynamic proportions - a visual starting point for Volkswagen designers.
Volkswagen Arteon 2017
Charismatic Volkswagen Arteon breathes dynamism

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
One of the most important design elements of the charismatic new Volkswagen Arteon 2017 is the front section. Stand-out features include a bonnet that extends a long way forward and partially over both wings and a radiator grille that encompasses the vehicle's full width. The LED headlights and daytime running lights, fitted as standard, combine with the chrome - plated cross - bars of the radiator grille and bonnet. The result is a front-end design that would be a match even for a high - calibre sports car.

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
Pure sporting doctrine

Volkswagen Arteon 2017
Designed in the style of a sports car are the striking and powerful shoulder sections at the rear, the muscular wings and the flared wheel arches above the up-to-20-in. alloy wheels. Seen in silhouette between the axles is a waistline that also follows a pure sports car design doctrine.

Innovative, economical and perfectly suited to everyday use

The Volkswagen Arteon is reinterpreting the "gran turismo" concept with its combination of avant-garde design, great flexibility, sporty charisma and generous space. Further aspects that would be considered plus points in any vehicle class include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 l. On the technical front, the new Volkswagen impresses with six highly efficient engines, plus digitalised displays, front-wheel or all-wheel drive and controls. Further features include an Active Info Display, a head-up display and the new Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2-in. glass screen and gesture control.
Interactive assistance systems look ahead

The Volkswagen Arteon's innovative driver assistance and convenience systems match its avant-garde concept. Three of its new technologies illustrate this. The latest generation of ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) now takes into account data such as speed limits and route information and automatically adjusts driving speed accordingly. Thanks to the navigation system's GPS and road data, the new dynamic cornering lights with predictive beam control anticipate when a bend is approaching and illuminate it before the driver actively turns into the bend. The second generation of Emergency Assist offers more safety: if the driver becomes incapacitated for health reasons, the system not only slows the car down within system limits, but now also steers it into the slow lane, traffic behind permitting.
Three lines facilitate a high degree of personalisation

Despite its progressive concept, the Volkswagen Arteon is a car available at an attractive price. Along with the high-quality base version, the gran turismo will be available in two exclusive equipment lines: the "Elegance" and "R-Line". The name says it all. The standard configuration of the Volkswagen Arteon Elegance is focused primarily on premium class equipment and style. The Volkswagen Arteon R-Line, meanwhile, puts sportiness even more at the heart of the vehicle's configuration - as is typical of all Volkswagen R-Line models. Based on the different orientations of these three equipment lines, the fastback model can be personalised extensively. The range of optional equipment includes features such as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof, three-zone automatic air conditioning, massage seats in front, heated steering wheel and two-tone nappa leather interior.
The six engines deliver between 150 and 1280 PS

The new Volkswagen Arteon 2017 is launching with a range of six turbocharged direct fuel injection engines. All of the engines have four cylinders. The first two power levels of the petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines are identical at 110 kW / 150 PS and 140 kW / 190 PS. The most powerful TSI delivers 1206 kW / 280 PS, while the most powerful TDI produces 2176 kW / 240 PS. The base petrol engine, the 1.5 TSI Evo, is a new design and, thanks to such features as Active Cylinder Management (ACT), it is exceptionally efficient.

Dual clutch gearbox for all versions

Any of the engines may be combined with an automated dual clutch gearbox. For the TSI engines, DSG is standard for the 140 kW engine and above. In the case of the TDI, DSG is fitted as standard in the 2176 kW version. The most powerful TSI and TDI engines also have 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard, while this is available as an option for the 140-kW TDI. All other models have front-wheel drive.

Key aspects:
- Volkswagen is introducing a new generation of driver assistance systems in the Arteon. They include the further advanced Emergency Assist. Until now, this system was able to autonomously bring the vehicle to a standstill in case of a medical emergency. Now Emergency Assist also enables the car to autonomously change lanes, within system limits;

- The Arteon is the new top model of the Volkswagen brand. With new product structure and the new "Elegance" and "R-Line" equipment lines, will be meeting the high expectations of customers;

-The Volkswagen Arteon combines the design elements of a classic sports car with the elegance and space of a fastback. An avant-garde business-class gran turismo that speaks to the heart and head alike. Thanks to its long wheelbase, stretched roofline, coupe-style fastback design and a large rear hatch, this gran turismo provides more space and flexibility than conventional saloons;

-The Volkswagen Arteon's appeal comes not only from its elegant and unmistakable design. In its technology, it also sets very high standards and provides significantly more space than that of its competitors. The Volkswagen Arteon is thus setting new benchmarks in this segment.

Dynamic proportions as ideal foundation

MQB gives dynamism to car bodywork. The new Volkswagen Arteon 2017 sits on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Transverse stands here for engines that are transversely mounted in the front. This creates space. A long wheelbase of 2,841 millimeters spans between the two axes. Accordingly, the body overhangs of the 4,862 millimeters long fastback model are short and concise. The Volkswagen Arteon is 1,427 millimeters high and 1,871 millimeters wide. These dimensional interrelationships deliver truly dynamic proportions - a visual starting point for Volkswagen designers.

Bonnet like that of a sports car

The overall car design appears to develop from the active bonnet and the interconnected grille.

LEDs and radiator grille merge

All of the contoured lines of the bonnet are extended to the radiator grille - and vice versa. The grille, in turn, emphasises the significant width of the Volkswagen Arteon in its cross-slats. There is no Volkswagen radiator grille that is wider or deeper than the one on this gran turismo - it is the "face" of a new Volkswagen generation. The upper cross-bars enclose the LED headlights, and they simultaneously use finely integrated LED light conductors to perform the functions of daytime running lights and position lights, and, in the top version, the indicator light function. The lighting elements, radiator grille and bonnet now form one harmonious unit. The bonnet, which extends slightly over the LED headlights makes a tremendous contribution towards the superior qualities of the front-end design. The bonnet lip runs over the headlights while continuing the lines of the radiator grille further into the sides and to the rear of the Volkswagen Arteon. On the sides, the sharp bonnet lines over the wheel wells give the Arteon an extremely low and sporty look.

Interior - progressive with a clean design

Active Info Display and infotainment system with gesture control

Digital cockpit environment. The clean design, high level of ergonomic efficiency and numerous interactive interfaces between human and machine create a calm, elegant and progressive atmosphere in the new Volkswagen Arteon 2017. The interactive and digitalised interfaces include optional high-tech features such as the Active Info Display (fully digitalised instruments) and a head-up display. Volkswagen has developed new infotainment systems (6.5 to 9.2 in.). The new top system, the Discover Pro, has a tablet-like glass surface. It manages its tasks efficiently, and entirely without analogue buttons. The 9.2-in. display is also equipped with intuitive gesture control.

The Volkswagen Arteon is reinterpreting the "gran turismo" concept with its combination of avant-garde design, sporting charisma, generous space and great flexibility. Further aspects that would be considered plus points in any vehicle class include excellent rear legroom and luggage space of 563 to 1,557 l.

Air vent band as a design statement

The way in which a line, designed as a single visual unit of the dashboard and door shoulders, appears to wrap around the five passengers like a cocoon is unconventional and unique. The horizontally oriented dashboard transitions homogeneously into the front door trim panels. The team, led by Volkswagen Head of Interior Design, Tomasz Bachorski, designed the dashboard with a simplified layout that runs in a straight line with a clean and iconic design. The central design element of the dashboard is an innovative air vent - designed as a functional yet decorative element - that extends across the entire width of the interior like a band. This impression is completed by fine chrome trim strips on the vent louvres, which create a visual link to the cross-bars of the newly developed Volkswagen Arteon radiator grille.

Elegant ambient lighting

Beneath the air vent and a decorative panel there is an extremely low-profile ambient lighting strip that continues into the doors. Its wrap-around lighting effect defines the space and creates a soothing and pleasant ambience. The centre console fits in well with the Volkswagen Arteon's avant-garde and sporty character. It ascends steeply towards the dashboard, as in a sports car, where it meets the climate controls and the latest generation infotainment systems.

Best in class legroom

In front, the driver and front passenger benefit from the excellent package provided by the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB); a lot of space is created by the transversely mounted engine and the front axle that is forward positioned. The long wheelbase of 2,841 millimeters is therefore used to create very spacious premium class accommodation for rear passengers. Consider legroom, for instance: the figure of 1,016 millimeters attained here is the best in the competitive set. Rear headroom is also excellent thanks to the long roof. The second seat row is equipped with a three-person rear bench. The two outer seat positions have the visual and ergonomic character of individual seats.

Driver assistance systems - predictive safety

Driver assistance systems - interactive technologies look ahead

The Volkswagen Arteon's innovative driver assistance and convenience systems match its progressive overall concept. Numerous technologies are making their debut in the Volkswagen product programme via this new gran turismo.

The new or further developed systems are:

- ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control); the latest generation now also integrates speed limits (camera based) and navigation data into its control.

- Emergency Assist, second generation - now the car is also able to steer automatically into the slow lane, provided that the situation permits.

- Lane Assist - this lane departure warning system now reacts to other vehicles, such as swerving lorries.

- Predictive cornering lights with predictive control - thanks to camera-based information and navigation data (GPS and road data), the bend is already illuminated before the driver steers into it.

- Proactive occupant protection system (PreCrash) including rear sensors - now also detects vehicles behind and alongside the car.

- Side Assist - this lane warning departure assistant is in the Volkswagen Arteon; it now activates earlier at 10 kilometers per hour instead of the previous 30 kilometers per hour.

- Sign Assist - this traffic sign recognition system now also warns the driver when a detected speed limit is exceeded.

Engines - six efficient TSI and TDI engines

Turbocharged high-tech four-cylinder engines with up to 1280 PS

The new Volkswagen Arteon 2017 is launching with a range of six turbocharged direct fuel injection engines. All have four cylinders. The first two power levels of the petrol (TSI) and diesel (TDI) engines are identical at 110 kW / 150 PS and 140 kW / 190 PS. The most powerful TSI delivers 1206 kW / 280 PS, while the most powerful TDI produces 2176 kW / 240 PS. The base petrol engine, the 1.5 TSI Evo, is a new design and thanks to such features as Active Cylinder Management (ACT) it is exceptionally efficient.

DSG for all versions. Any of the engines may be combined with an automated dual clutch gearbox (DSG). For the TSI engines, DSG is standard for the 140 kW engine and above. In the case of the TDI, DSG is fitted as standard in the 2176 kW version. The most powerful TSI and TDI engines also have 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard, while this is available as an option for the 140-kW TDI. All other models have front-wheel drive.

Overview of petrol engines for the Volkswagen Arteon:

- 1.5 TSI Evo, 110 kW / 150 PS 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG (DSG for 1.5 TSI Evo not Germany);

- 2.0 TSI, 140 kW / 190 PS 7-speed DSG;

- 12.0 TSI, 206 kW / 280 PS 7-speed DSG plus 4MOTION.

Overview of diesel engines for the Volkswagen Arteon:

- 2.0 TDI, 110 kW / 150 PS 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG;

- 2.0 TDI, 140 kW / 190 PS 6-speed / optional 7-speed DSG / optional 4MOTION;

- 22.0 TDI, 176 kW / 240 PS 7-speed DSG plus 4MOTION.

Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI Evo, 110 kW / Arteon 2.0 TSI, 140 kW / Arteon 2.0 TDI, 110 kW / Arteon 2.0 TDI, 140 kW: these vehicles are not yet on sale and are therefore not governed by Directive 1999/94 EC.

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI DSG, 206 kW - fuel consumption in l/100 kilometers: urban 9.2 / extra-urban 6.1 / combined 7.3; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 164; efficiency class: C

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI DSG, 176 kW - fuel consumption in l/100 kilometers: urban 7.1 / extra-urban 5.1 / combined 5.9; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 152; efficiency class: B

Economical gran turismo

The Volkswagen Arteon will also be a pleasure to own thanks to its low operating costs. Consider the Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI and 2.0 TDI with 110 kW: the first full service is not due until the car has been driven for three years or 60,000 kilometres. An oil change (flexible via dashboard indicator) becomes due after two years or 30,000 kilometres. Many of the operating fluids, such as the gearbox oil, remain in the vehicle for its entire life. It is therefore no surprise that the projected total maintenance costs over the first four years and 60,000 kilometres are less than €200. The car's insurance classifications are also favourable. Fleet managers will therefore welcome the extremely low total cost of ownership (TCO) for the Volkswagen Arteon.

Equipment lines of the Volkswagen Arteon - elegant and sporty

Three lines facilitate a high degree of personalisation

Despite its progressive concept, the Volkswagen Arteon is a car available at an attractive price. Along with the high-quality base version, the gran turismo will be available in two exclusive equipment lines: the "Elegance" and "R-Line". The name says it all. The standard configuration of the Volkswagen Arteon Elegance is focused primarily on premium class features. The Volkswagen Arteon R-Line, meanwhile, puts sportiness even more at the heart of the vehicle's configuration - as is typical of all Volkswagen R-Line models. Based on the different orientations of these three equipment lines, the fastback model can be extensively personalised.

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