Volkswagen has just updated the Arteon, a vehicle it calls its “brand halo.” This car has actually been around a couple of years but flies under the radar and hasn’t exactly racked up tons of sales. That’s a shame, because it’s really quite a cool car.
For 2021 it is getting updates to its exterior design, interior features and technology. Here are five particularly cool things you should know about the 2021 VW Arteon:
- It’s sleek yet practical: The Arteon looks like a sexy sedan, but it’s actually a liftback. That means that instead of a trunk, it has a rear hatch door that lifts to reveal a bunch of space. This makes it similar to its luxury cousin the Audi A5 Sportback and rival Kia Stinger. The Arteon has 27.2 cubic feet of volume – about twice the amount of a large trunk. Fold the rear seats, and you get 56.2 cubic feet, similar to a small SUV.
- It’s peppy: The Arteon has a standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower. That power makes it quick, yet it’s still fuel efficient at up to 32 mpg.
- It offers a massaging driver’s seat: We won’t lie – we love a car with massaging seats. Yes, that’s actually a thing. Nothing eases a commute or makes you feel like royalty like driving around and getting a massage on your commute. This feature is standard in top SEL Premium R-Line model. That trim also has heated and ventilated front seats.
- It can be all-wheel drive: The Arteon has front-wheel drive as standard, but like more cars these days offers all-wheel drive, a smart option for wintry roads or better traction in general. VW calls its system 4Motion.
- It’s got improved tech: All 2021 Arteon models now come with a seriously cool feature that was formerly optional – the Digital Cockpit. Basically it’s an all-digital version of the instrument cluster. It can be configured to show what you want (and what you don’t), such as navigation, what tunes are playing, etc.
The 2021 VW Arteon is on sale now comes in three trims (SE, SE R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line). Prices range from $36,995 to $46,995, plus $1,195 destination charge.