The German manufacturer Volkswagen continues its relentless hybrid offensive. After having launched the electrified versions of the Golf, Tiguan, Passat, or Touareg models, the brand new Arteon arrives, both in the sedan variant and in the Shooting Brake two avantgarde models that will give the executive segment its own style and above all high levels of efficiency. This is primarily the case in urban environments, where the Arteon will move cleanly thanks to the electrical pulse.
The sedan version offers an electric range of up to 59 kilometers, and the station wagon option, 57. In addition to emission-free driving in the city, this hybrid undercarriage allows the Arteon to enjoy the benefits of the DGT Zero label. Among the main qualities that VW has emphasized the most are that the new Arteon hybrid can be driven at a speed of up to 130 km / h in electric mode with zero emissions. If necessary, if higher speeds were reached, the four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine would be activated. Likewise, consumption is substantially reduced since the hybrid system allows the gasoline engine to be switched off when necessary.
To the point that the electrical supply can be recovered (partially) through the energy of braking during the trip. In any case, if the lithium-ion battery is fully charged at the start of the trip and the fuel tank is full, it could exceed 900 kilometers of autonomy. What doesn’t disappoint is its driving performance either. It offers a power of 218 hp and a torque of 400 Nm. Just by starting it you can see what it is capable of the electric motor delivers together with the TSI instantly high torque.
Also, it is extremely quiet. It reaches 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds and its top speed is set at 222 km / h. However, these two versions of the Arteon not only stand out for being extremely competitive in the aspect of efficiency, which is in demand today. Its level of equipment is premium, not in vain it will be offered with the Elegance (more sophisticated) and R-Line sporty and dynamic finishes. The 19-inch wheels, the LED headlights with Light Assist, and the individual front skirts are not unnoticed in their outward appearance.
Already inside the cabin the Alcantara / leather upholstery reigns or natural wood or metal trims, depending on the finish. And factory equipment includes different driving profiles, seat heating, Park Assistant and multiple assistance systems, and mobile connectivity, such as ACC Adaptive Cruise Control or the 8.0-inch infotainment system and the Digital Cockpit Pro. Starting prices are € 43,960 for the Arteon hybrid and € 44,160 for the Arteon Shooting Brake hybrid.