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2021 (21) Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI Elegance 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)App connect including wireless Apple CarPlay
Camera for warning systemDigital cockpit with 10.25" high resolution TFT display screen with customisable menus and information
Driver alert system with fatigue detectionDriver profile selection including ECO function
Dynamic road sign displayeCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
Hands free boot openingPress and drive key
Progressive steeringSpeedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and exterior temperature gauge
Travel assist - Lane keeping assist and traffic jam assistVoice activation for telephone and navigation

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Start/stop function with battery regeneration 

Entertainment

Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming interior rear view mirrorAuto headlights
Body colour door handles, bumpers and side skirtsBody coloured top and matt black lower door mirrors with integrated indicators
Chrome plated radiator grille inserts and light switch surroundsChrome side window surrounds
Dynamic headlight range controlElectric folding door mirror, adjustable, heated with front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Front and rear electric windowsFront and rear stainless steel door sill protection
Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4x interval delayHeat insulating side and rear windows
Heated rear windscreenHeated windscreen washer jets
High level 3rd brake lightLED rear combination lamp with dynamic indicators
LED rear number plate lightsRain sensor
Rear fog lamp on one side and reversing lamp on both sidesRear side wing doors
Rear wiperTailpipes behind rear bumper

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket on rear of front centre armrest
3 rear head restraints3 seat bench in 2nd row
60:40 split folding rear seat backrests with centre armrestAir care climatronic 3 Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation
Chrome trim on upper and lower air vents extending across cockpitDriver and front passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Front + rear carpet matsFront cupholders x 2
Front footwell illuminationFront sports comfort seats
GloveboxHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation easy fit for two outer rear seats
Luggage compartment lightingRemovable luggage compartment cover
Single front passenger seatSplit folding front seat backrest with front centre armrest
Stainless steel pedalsTwo LED front reading light

Passive Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Child locks on rear doorsDriver airbag and front passenger airbags with deactivation switch including driver knee airbags
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake
Electronic stability control (ESC) and Electromechanical brake boosterFront disc brakes
Front side airbags with curtain airbagsHill start assist
Pro active occupant protection to detect critical situations with elevated accident potential from the frontRear disc brakes
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensionersTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure loss indicatorWarning buzzer for seatbelts if unfastened
Warning triangle 

Security

Alarm with interior protection with deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless entry system including start/stop button on centre console 

Trim

Aluminium decorative insertsChrome trim on lower doors in front and rear
Leatherette insert on door and side trim panel in foam filmPiano black decorative inserts in centre console
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)120Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH154
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL142 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine CodeDADAEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH8.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH41.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH41.5WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL46.3
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH47.1WLTP - MPG - High - TEL52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH32.8WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL34
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH41.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL44.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesElegance
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed137

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleALMERE ADAMANTIUMWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1460Length4866
Wheelbase2835Width1871

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2070
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)563Max. Loading Weight618
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1452No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Arteon

Volkswagen's Arteon continues to have lofty aspirations. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's sleek Arteon was launched as a Gran Turismo-style five-door hatch model in 2017 to head up the brand's range but it's remained a rare sight on our roads. Now it's been revised, there's the option of a 'Shooting Brake'-style estate and plug-in hybrid tech is available too, plus there's a top performance Arteon R variant.

Background

Uniqueness is a quality you usually have to pay royally for, especially when it comes to cars affordable enough for you and I to consider. Once upon a time, drivers seeking it in the Mondeo medium range market would pay a premium for a prestigious badge and feel themselves special with an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes on the driveway. But in an age where so many now do just that, you begin to wonder these days just how special that would be. So what if uniqueness - specialness - in a car of this kind were to be not in the badge on your keyfob but in the design of the car itself? Something very different from anything else you could buy for the money. Something like this, the Volkswagen Arteon, now much improved. Quite a few of the underpinnings used in this model are borrowed from humbler members of the Volkswagen line-up - but then that's also the case with obvious rivals. It's the dressing that counts, which in this case is very smart indeed and built around a whole raft of efficient high technology. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The engine range kicks off with a 150PS 1.5 TSI petrol unit with 6-speed manual transmission, but most will want the 2.0 TDI diesel, which in base form comes with 7-speed DSG auto gearboxes and a 150PS output. There's also a high power biturbo 2.0 TDI 200PS diesel option. Alternatively, there's a 190PS 2.0 TSI petrol unit, also with a DSG auto 'box. There are no mild hybrid powertrains because they won't work with this car's MQB platform. Beyond the mainstream powerplants, there are also a couple of engines new to Arteon buyers. The Arteon eHybrid uses the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Passat GTE, a 160PS 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol powerplant mated to a 115PS electric motor giving a combined output of 215PS via a DSG auto gearbox. This plug-in model offers an electric driving range of 33 miles and can run in all electric form at up to 87mph. At the top of the range is the Arteon R, which uses a 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine with 320PS, a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox and an updated 4MOTION four-wheel-drive system. Refinement is excellent, as is ride quality thanks to a specially developed four-link independent rear suspension set-up that can be embellished with a sophisticated 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system. You won't really want to go throwing this Volkswagen about: it isn't really that kind of car. But what it lacks when it comes to driving on its door handles it more than makes up for with exemplary trans-continental-style cruising ability.

Design and Build

The Arteon now comes in either Fastback or Shooting Brake estate forms. The look of the Fastback has been enhanced with a restyled grille, revised LED headlights and new alloy wheel designs. The Shooting Brake version gets a completely separate design from the B-pillar back, with a lengthier roof line, a sleeker glasshouse and pronounced haunches over the rear wheels, plus an angled tailgate. As before, Arteon buyers get frameless doors and a plunging rear roofline, the aesthetics based on the 'Sport Coupe Concept' prototype that Volkswagen showed in Geneva back in 2015. The long bonnet is certainly eye-catching, dipping into the wheelarches and meeting the smartly stylish LED headlights with seamlessly integrate into the wide, horizontal grille, creating a look that Volkswagen says will be seen in many of its next generation models. The five-door coupe roofline of the Fastback is paired with a prominent character line running from the headlights to the tail-lights, creating distinctive shoulder haunches towards the rear. At the wheel, it all looks much classier than a Passat. There's a re-designed dashboard with a smarter upper section, a standard 10.25 inch digital instrument display, a revised steering wheel and Volkswagen's most up-to-date infotainment system, offered either with 8-inch or 9.2-inch touchscreens. In the rear, there's much more passenger space than the current Passat can provide. At first glance, there's not much difference between the body styles when it comes to boot space - 563-litres in the Fastback and 565-litres in the Shooting Brake. Push the rear bench forward and it's 1,557-litres in the Fastback and 1,632-litres in the Shooting Brake. But Volkswagen points out that space above the beltline isn't included in these figures, so the Shooting Brake's load area is actually quite a lot larger.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £32,000 and, for the 2.0 TDI diesel variants most will want, range from around £34,000 up to around £43,000. There's a premium of around £1,100 for the Shooting Brake estate body style that Volkswagen expects will account for the majority of sales. Across the range, there are three trim levels - 'SE Nav' (for the hatch model only), then 'Elegance' and 'R-Line' for both body styles. 'Elegance'-trim models are marked out by their 18-inch 'Almere' alloy wheels and gain keyless entry across both body styles, a rear-view camera and Travel Assist - Volkswagen's adaptive cruise control and lane keeping system. On the inside, the Arteon 'Elegance' benefits from luxuries such as a leather-wrapped capacitive steering wheel with touch controls, heated seats, and voice control, while drivers can also choose between driving profiles for a customisable driving experience. The Arteon 'R-Line' offers distinctive, 19-inch 'Montevideo' alloys, while dual trapezoidal exhaust tips on each side of the bumper are moulded into a standard R-Line body kit, for an assertive, sporting appearance. A sunroof is standard on all 'R-Line' cars, while the Shooting Brake gains a standard-fit panoramic sunroof. Both cars also receive rear tinted glass and interior ambient lighting with 30 colour options. Across the entire range, all Arteon models feature Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 3Zone climate control, Digital Cockpit, LED headlights, Wireless App Connect and Volkswagen's 'We Connect Plus' package, which adds live data services to the standard 8-inch Discover Navigation system.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the Arteon is extremely class-competitive in terms of WLTP running costs. The 2.0 TDI 150PS variant that most will choose manages up to 57.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 128g/km of WLTP-rated CO2 in DSG auto form - not bad for a 148mph luxury conveyance. For the 190PS 2.0 TSI petrol variant, the figures are 38.2mpg and 168g/km. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your Arteon will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. Plus your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this model is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package.

Summary

So, can this improved Arteon really justify its premium pricing? If you can afford it, then I'm guessing you'll think so. The idea of a practically-sized four-door coupe or stylised estate might still sound like a contradiction in terms but it's been interpreted here in a form that's created one of the classiest models that Volkswagen makes. Style, it seems, is not about the badge on your bootlid. But if you're a potential Arteon buyer, then you probably already knew that anyway......

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£331.54
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£25,664.88
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£19,498
Credit amount£19,249
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£9832.50
Term (months)48

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  • Volkswagen Arteon - 1.5 TSI Elegance 5dr
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