Volkswagen introduced two new power trains for the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon in the UK market. The first powertrain is a 1.5-liter TSI four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 148 hp which is available on both fastback and shooting brake variants of the Arteon.
The second power train is a 2-liter TDI four-cylinder diesel engine with 197 hp. Until the arrival of the Arteon S or an Arteon eHybrid models, these 2-liter TDI diesel engine is the most powerful version of the Arteon available in the UK.
The diesel engine is available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration and exclusively come to standard with 7-speed dual clutch DSG transmission. Volkswagen claims that this model can heat 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and can reach the top speed of 233 kph in both fastback and shooting brake variants.
Buyers still can order a 2-liter TDI diesel engine with 148 hp or a 2-liter TSI petrol engine with 187 hp for their Arteon. All models come standard with 7-speed clutch DSG transmission and front wheel drive configuration but an all-wheel-drive system is available as an extra cost option.
Other highlights for 2021 updated Arteon includes Digital Cockpit, three-zone climate control system, 8-inch MID3 infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, and LED headlights and taillights.
Higher trims feature a rear view camera, travel assist, keyless entry and start, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The highest trim which is called R-Line comes standard with 19-in alloy wheels, dual tailpipes, specific body kit, sunroof ambient lighting for interior, and rear privacy glasses.