Volkswagen has released the specification details for its flagship model, the Arteon 206TSI R-Line… pricing is still a secret.

THE VOLKSWAGEN 2018 Arteon 206TSI R-Line is being kitted-out to take on premium players, including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Pricing hasn’t been released but VW Australia has said it’ll be here in October.

According to a statement from Volkswagen Australia, the only cost options for the Arteon will be metallic or pearl effect paint, panoramic glass sunroof and Dynaudio Premium Sound System with 20-inch Rosario Alloys (as seen in the images hereabouts).

The Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line runs a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder which makes 206kW between 5100-6500rpm and 350Nm from 1700-5600rpm. This is mated to a 7-speed wet-clutch DSG and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen Australia’s General Manager of Marketing and Product Ben Wilks says: “A halo car should include the highest level of standard specification and this is just one aspect in which our new gran turismo sets benchmarks.

“Democratising German technology is the key to fulfilling our target of being the Premium for the People brand. Moreover, unlike some SUVs and comparable cars from German prestige brands, the Arteon is made in Europe.”

The non-optional colour is Pure White. Metallic hues are Pyrit Silver; Manganese Grey; Tumeric Yellow; Chilli Red (as shown) or Atlantic Blue. The pearl choice is Deep Black.

The Arteon will also debut a number of firsts for VW, including head-up display which will be able to display speed, assistance systems and turn-by-turn navigation directions. It will also offer a Proactive Occupant Protection System which will, if it detects a collision is imminent, activate the hazard warning lights, close all windows (except for a narrow gap that improves the bracing effect of the front head airbags) and the sliding sunroof. In parallel with this the belt tensioners pull the front safety belts taut. The Arteon will also debut Emergency Assist 2 which, if the driver’s hands have been off the steering wheel for too long will alert the driver with an intermittent gong, brake and steering jolts. It uses Lane Assist to keep the vehicle in its own lane and activates the hazard warning lights to alert other road users. With Emergency Assist 2, the system also uses Side Assist to safely change lanes by indicating and moving to the far-left lane or emergency lane (depending on traffic and road conditions) to bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

New and unique specification for the Arteon includes:

  • Head-up Display 
  • Area View 
  • Dynamic Light Assist 
  • Easy open and close tailgate 
  • 3 Colour Ambient Interior Lighting 
  • Emergency Assist 2 
  • Dynamic Indicators 
  • Frameless side windows 
  • Row 2 heated outer seats 
  • 19″ Montevideo Alloys 
  • Proactive Occupant Protection (Rear Sensing) 
  • Unique Active Info Display theme 
  • Unique style of R-Line seats 
  • Larger wheelbase for extra interior space 
  • Coupe design with lift back tailgate 

Standard equipment also includes:

  • 7-speed DSG
  • 4MOTION all-wheel-drive
  • Active Info Display 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) 
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking 
  • Side Assist 
  • Rear Traffic Alert 
  • Lane Assist 
  • Park Assist 
  • Adaptive Chassis Control 
  • Driving Profile Selection 
  • Power folding door mirrors 
  • Memory function for the driver 
  • Discover Pro 9.2″ Infotainment System with Gesture Control
  • App-Connect 
  • Keyless access and push button start 
  • Tinted (65%) rear windows seat/mirrors

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1 comment

  1. But when’s the Arteon 300TSi-RS line coming. Outgunned by S4, Stinger and G70 easily, even outgunned by V6 Camry! Hardly a flagship. Could have least given it a higher spec tune considering it’s heavier than Golf R. Easy enough to get 300kW out of these engines and they won;t need to cheat on emissions at all.

    Also why does VW Australia have the smallest and most boring colour options in the world. Even NZ usually has more choice on colour. I know we are pathetically conservative country, but why can’t we choose any colour they make for the car.

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