VW officially took cover from the latest member of the Arteon family as a Shooting Brake model. While the Arteon Shooting Brake is easily recognizable from the side view, Volkswagen made some subtle changes through the front facia in order to make it different from the four-door coupe model. By focusing on the headlights you’ll notice there is a new lightbar on the grille which connects the headlights to each other.
Also, there are some small modifications to the bumper where we can see new and bigger air intakes. At the rear, there are new headlights, rear diffuser, and tailpipes.
With station wagon body configuration, now you have a luggage space of 1,632 liters with rear seats folded on the Arteon Shooting Brake. This number is up to 75 liter in comparison with the regular coupe model.
Inside the cabin, changes are subtle but positive. The new steering wheel, updated climate control system with touchpad, modified air vents, 30 color ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charger pad, 700 watt Harman/Kardon premium sound system, and the new MIB3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are new features of the cabin.
2021 VW Arteon Shooting Brake also benefits the optional Travel Assist system. This system allows the Arteon to automatically drive at speeds between 0 to 130 kph. VW also updated the rearview camera. The new camera has a 170 degrees of view while the old one had 90 degrees.
Under the bonnet of the 2021 VW Arteon Shooting Brake, there is a new plug-in-hybrid engine with 215 hp
VW also offers a more powerful model with a 316 hp engine bagged as an Arteon R. Arteon R is not only about power as it has sportier look and a new AWD system with torque vectoring function.
Unfortunately, PHEV and Arteon R models are not for the U.S market, for the liberty land market VW will sell Arteon R-Line with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 268 hp and 349 NM of torque.