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Motor Envy: The new Volkswagen Arteon scores big in the style stakes

Cars with added kerb appeal.

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What’s this then?

This is the all-new Volkswagen Arteon four-door coupe. Nice, isn’t it?

What’s so special about it?

Apart from looking good, the Arteon features some great new safety tech including the new generation of Emergency Assist that slows the car down when it detects an incapacitated driver and steers into the slow lane. Traffic behind permitting, obviously.

Any standout design features?

Well, it’s arguably the best looking vehicle in the Volkswagen line-up. If you look at that large grille you’ll notice that the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are integrated into the bars. It looks slick.

The design of the cabin and boot are also great as it maximises the space of both. The interior is very roomy and the boot can hold 563 litres with the rear seats in place and a huge 1,557 litres with the seats folded.

And what powers this fancy Volkswagen?

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Under the hood of this particular model is the tried and tested VW 2.0-litre TDI four-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. This version produces 150hp and 340Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission.

Does the Arteon have any luxurious touches?

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Oh, like the fancy stuff, do you? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a full leather interior, heated seats, leather steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system and a sat nav system all waiting for you.

Nice. But who would drive this car?

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Those who love the look of four-door coupes but don’t necessarily want to buy one badged Audi, BMW or Mercedes. The Volkswagen Arteon will probably appeal to those who buy executive saloons but want something a little different. Something that stands out from the crowd but still flies under the radar thanks to the Volkswagen badge.

About the author:

Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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