2021 Volkswagen Arteon accumulates both style and substance

It cannot be seen during the day, but there is a new LED light strip that spans the space between the headlights.


Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced that its sleek five-door Arteon would undergo mid-cycle cosmetic surgery before 2021 arrived. Just a couple of months later, and here we are, looking at a revised VW Arteon 2021 that takes the formula. original and increases it, but not too much, at least in the USA. USA

Volkswagen unveiled the fabulous Arteon 2021 on Wednesday. A good eye is needed to notice the visual differences outside. The new bumpers provide a greater boundary between the sportier R-Line variants and the rest of the line. Standard models have a chrome bar over the front edge, while R-Line models get more aggressive air intakes and a continuous LED strip that connects the running lights to both sides. On the back, we get the new VW logo and a different font for the Arteon badge. Like most updates, new wheels are also offered, in addition to a couple of new paint colors.

The Arteon’s interior places a greater emphasis on style than before. VW promises that it is using better materials in its interior, with synthetic leather surfaces and decorative stitching that cover the highest pieces of the dash. Air vents show off a new look, while 30-color ambient lighting graces fixtures and door panels in the highest finishes. The HVAC controls are brand new, as is the steering wheel, which features both the new VW logo and a striking set of touch-sensitive wheel controls.

On the tech front, all Arteon trims have the same infotainment display, measuring 8 inches and running the latest version of VW’s MIB system. It will pair with multiple phones at the same time and offer wireless connection. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless device charging is available for the first time, and audiophiles can opt for a 700-watt, 12-speaker Harman / Kardon sound system. Replacing the gauge cluster with a configurable 10.25-inch display, the digital cockpit is also standard.

To increase Arteon’s value a bit, VW added more standard equipment by 2021. The base SE now has Digital Cockpit, MIB3, and keyless entry. The sportier version of the SEL R-Line gets wireless device charging, interior ambient lighting, traffic signal recognition, and lane-keeping assistance, while the SEL Premium R-Line adds 20-inch wheels and speaker upgrade mentioned above. VW bundles a set of safety systems to create what it calls Travel Assist, which combines adaptive cruise control with lane keeping assistance and automatic emergency braking to keep the car in its lane between 0 and 130 mph.

In the USA The only powertrain on offer is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on the SE, but AWD is available on SEL R-Line and standard on SEL Premium. Europe, on the other hand, gets a 215 hp plug-in hybrid, a 315 hp Arteon R and the Arteon Shooting Brake station wagon. That’s what happens when your market abandons SUV shipping, folks.

The next iteration of VW’s halo car should be in dealerships later this year, and prices will be announced closer to their sale date.