2021 Volkswagen Arteon Debuts Refresh – Just as promised, Volkswagen officially revealed the mid-Life-facelift for the Arteon. It not only works the appearance of the four-by-coupe, but also adds new flavors, such as the Arteon shoot brake which is also available with an R-performance powertrain.
2021 Volkswagen Arteon Debuts Refresh
The Arteon R shooting brake looks exactly like the type of German automobile Americas might want. And we do not say it based on the official photos, which does not paint it in the best light, but on some of the presentation videos of Deutschland. Is it not blue thing the coolest weight in a long time?
First, let’s talk about styling. The Arteon R shooting brake, and indeed the normally-shaped Arteon R, has a new buffer designed with large air intakes and substantial piano black sections. Like the new Wave GTI, it has a light strip that connects the headlights and badge.
What’s under the hood? Just a little disappointment. Rumours initially talked about a five-or-session-cylinder engine, but because the Arteon R does not come to America, Volkswagen believes that it can make the best of a 2.0 TSI rated at 320 PS (315 HP). At least it has quad pipes, which is tasty.
Do not misunderstand us, we are not disappointed with the Arteon R shooting brake. It’s just that the body looks faster just standing still. On the 2021 Arteon models, the R-line kit looks toned down. German designers have made minute changes here and there, such as a chromium strip at the bottom of the buffer, new DRLs, clothing graphics, and “ARTEON ” Script on the rear hatch.
The interior looks much better than before, thanks to a new MIB 3 infotainment screen and thick steering wheel, which is both shared with the European Passat. Volkswagen has done a nice job that improves the atmosphere, but it is not yet on par with real luxury fourby coupes, such as the A5 sportruier or the Mercedes CLS class. But it is more expensive and lack of shooting brake option.
The Europeans are also around a plug-in hybrid engine choice for the Arteon. It is the same setup as in other cars (Passat, Skoda Excellent, SEATING Tarraco), using a 1.4-litre Turbo engine to deliver up to 215 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 nm). The 13-kWh battery also gives a nice EV series of 35 miles or 56 km.
With the US has already announced that the refreshing for the 2021 modelling year will be offered without most of the cool things from Europe. A 2-litre Turbo makes 268 HP and 258 pounds-foot (350 nm) will remain the only available engine, still addicted to an 8-speed automatic and available with AWD on top trim levels.