Volkswagen Arteon review

Category: Executive car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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RRP £33,150What Car? Target Price from£26,651

Introduction

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The Volkswagen Arteon was designed to inspire temptation. Imagine the scene; you’re in the showroom in the company of a salesperson with a broad smile and Polo-white teeth, just about to sign on the line for a new family car. But hang on; out of the corner of your eye, you spy something glinting away. It looks a bit like a normal executive saloon, yet it’s glitzier, sleeker and altogether more desirable. That’s the Arteon.

It’s based on the Passat, and as well as being a bit more expensive, it's slightly longer, lower and wider, with a distinctive coupé-like roofline that tapers smoothly into the boot, giving it a more upmarket appearance. And that's exactly the way VW pitches it: an upmarket car to rival the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé

Like those two models, the Arteon retains the practical four-door layout of the saloon upon which it’s based, so it’s a choice that can be justified on more than image alone. It also offers a range of engines to satisfy those looking for fuel economy and fast acceleration alike, and fans of the latter will appreciate the bolder styling that comes with the R-Line Edition trim level. 

But let’s return to that showroom scenario. Should you go with your head and sign up for the Passat, or your heart and swap to the Arteon – or, indeed, one of its rivals? Read on and we’ll guide you through all the details. And if you are persuaded that the Arteon is the car for you, remember to check out our new car buying pages for a hefty saving with absolutely no hassle.

At a glance

Number of trims7 see more
Available fuel typespetrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions33.6 - 70.6
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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