….prepare to pay a handsome figure because it won’t be cheap with estimated prices to be in the ballpark of between RM290,000 and RM310,000 for the fully-imported Arteon, previewed at last year’s Singapore Motor Show, when it arrives in the coming months.
As for specifications, Volkswagen Malaysia did not reveal much except that it will be powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine paired to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (the wet kind) to power all four wheels via the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
With 280 hp and 350 Nm, the Arteon is capable of a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 5.6 seconds – essentially Golf R capabilities, masked under a pin-stripe suit and slick back hair.
Key features that can be expected in the new fastback includes a new Active Info Display (instrument cluster), 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system with Gesture Control, Mirror Link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
To help you better maneuver the rather large Arteon, it will also be fitted with a 360-degree camera for a better view around the car through four separate cameras.
|Volkswagen Juru||Penang||24 – 25 July|
|Volkswagen Ipoh||Perak||27 – 28 July|
|Volkswagen Kuantan||Kuantan||2- 3 August|
|Volkswagen Skudai||Johor||8 – 9 August|
|Volkswagen Tebrau||Johor||11 – 12 August|
|Volkswagen Batu Pahat||Johor||16 – 17 August|
|Volkswagen Melaka||Melaka||24 – 25 August|
|Volkswagen Semenyih||Selangor||6 – 7 September|
|Volkswagen Balakong||Selangor||13 – 14 September|
|Volkswagen Klang||Selangor||21 – 22 September|
|Volkswagen Sg Besi||Kuala Lumpur||28 – 29 September|
|Volkswagen TTDI||Kuala Lumpur||5 – 6 October|
|Volkswagen Glenmarie||Selangor||12 – 13 October|
|Volkswagen Gombak||Kuala Lumpur||18 – 19 October|
|Volkswagen Puchong||Selangor||26 – 27 October|
Aesthetically, the Arteon’s charm gets a little boost with the R-Line styling package and will be available in a few striking colours like Turmeric Yellow, Romance Red and a bunch silvers, greys and black.
Those keen on having a closer look at the car before parting with your depreciating Ringgits should take note of the table above.