there’sAll-new flagship Volkswagen model, Arteon, makes its debut in Malaysia
The flagship Volkswagen Arteon is now available in Malaysia. The five-door fastback has R-Line styling comprising front chrome grill with R-Line badge, LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights and taillights with dynamic indicators, a rugged black rear spoiler, 19” Montevideo alloy wheels, and lower chrome trimmings.
The Arteon R-Line has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and the new and improved seven-speed double wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). It produces an output of 187bhp and 320Nm of torque.
Features include Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Mode Selection for up to 15 driving style preferences. There’s a personalised Digital Cockpit and wireless App-Connect Apple Car Play. Front seats are 14-way ErgoComfort seats in Nappa carbon-style black leather with massage function. There is a Dynaudio audio system with 11 speakers and 700-watt subwoofer,
Safety features fitted include:
- Post Collision Braking System that prevents a second collision
- Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that cuts the fuel supply, unlocks the door and turns on the hazard lights after a collision
- Electronic Different Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduce understeer.
Other standard safety features are Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Hill-hold Control, Proactive Passenger Protection System and Active Bonnet for pedestrian protection. Also, there’s Area View 360 camera with four cameras to offer a complete bird’s eye view. This screen is customisable and available in full or split views.
There is also Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); and manoeuvre braking, the car automatically applies the brakes to prevent a collision when it senses an object at speeds of up to 10km/h.
The boot volume is 563 litres. There’s Easy Open which uses sensors to electronically open the boot by detecting the driver’s foot beneath the bumper. There’s also Easy Close. This gives a 20 second delay when the boot lid closes, allowing the driver to remove items from the boot using both hands. This is a new feature which a first for Volkswagen in Malaysia
Five colours are available; metallic colours are Manganese Grey, Turmeric Yellow and Pyrite Silver; and two pearl-effect colours the Deep Black and Oryx White Pearl.
The Arteon is assembled in Pekan, Pahang. The all-new Arteon R-Line is RM220,043.28, without sales tax, until the 31st of December 2020. It comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty and five years roadside assistance. The price with sales tax is RM225,490 with sales tax.
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