RM 247,671TBC

Volkswagen Arteon 2021 Price In Malaysia

Volkswagen Arteon Specs
SegmentD-Segment
BodyTypeSedan
TransmissionAT
Capacity2.0L
Horsepower280PS
Seats5

The 2021 - 2022 Volkswagen Arteon is offered in 2 variants - which are priced from RM 221,065 to RM 247,671, the base model of arteon is 2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI R-Line which is at a price of RM 221,065 and the top variant of Volkswagen Arteon is 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 4 Motion which is offered at a price of RM 247,671.

Pros&Cons

Pros

  1. Styling- One of the few Volkswagen cars that can turn heads.  The 5-door flagship fastback oozes style and elegance thanks to design touches like the menacing front grille, slopping roofline and the frameless doors.
  2. Price- Despite being one the most expensive Volkswagen to own, it is a bargain for what is essentially an Audi A5 Sportback underneath, with styling and refinement to match.
  3. Features- The R-Line trim is loaded with welcoming features like the luxurious Nappa leather upholstery, high tech infotainment system with premium audio and a comprehensive fully digital Active Info Display.

Cons

  1. ADAS- Lack of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) like Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist is concerning especially for vehicle at this price point.
  2. Performance- While the 2.0 L turbocharged engine is by no means a slouch, but amongst its closest rivals, it pales in comparison in terms of raw grunt. Which leaves you wonder what the engine can really do with its full potential.
  3. Interior- If you are expecting the interior to be as exciting as the exterior, I am afraid you will be disappointed. The interior layout is essentially a direct carry over from the practical and sensible Volkswagen Passat.
  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Comusmption
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Volkswagen Arteon Overview

    The Volkswagen Arteon is Volkswagen’s flagship sedan and is arguably one the most stylish car that the German automaker has made to date. Originally based on the run-of-the-mill Volkswagen Passat, the Volkswagen Arteon sports a sleek coupé style fastback design first seen on its predecessor, the Volkswagen Passat CC.

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    Officially unveiled in Malaysia back in August 2020, the Volkswagen Arteon is a good three years late to the party and fashionably so indeed. Locally assembled in Pekan, Malaysia, the 5-door sportback sedan is available in the sole R-Line trim. With a price tag starting from a RM 221,066 (OTR without insurance), while we wait for the new Mk 8 Golf GTI and Golf R, the flagship sedan is effectively the most expensive car in Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) lineup today.

    Positioned as a more upmarket product in the Volkswagen vehicle line up, it competes against premium rivals like the Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, Volvo S60 and the Jaguar XE.  

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  • Exterior

    Volkswagen Arteon Design

    The exterior styling is where the Volkswagen Arteon really stands out, as it leads the way in Volkswagen new design direction. The car is beautifully proportioned with its elongated contours, long wheelbase and a slopping roof line, giving it a highly distinctive fastback silhouette.

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    At the front, it wears a massive louvred front grille with deep horizontal bars designed to make the car appears wider and closer to the ground. The LED daytime running light seamlessly integrates with the grille further accentuating the width of the front.

     02

    R-Line trim adds sportier R-Line front bumper featuring a more elaborate side air vents with gloss black inserts, 19-inch Montevideo turbine-style two-tone alloy wheels, a black rear spoiler, and R-Line badging dotted around the exterior.

     03

    The long-sculpted clamshell bonnet and the pronounced wheel arches gives the car a menacing yet elegant stance. Chrome trims are used extensively but without being ostentatious. The frameless door adds a premium touch to the overall design.

     04

    Unlike the Volkswagen Passat CC, the rear now features a hatchback opening, greatly enhancing practicality while retaining its classy and alluring rear design.  

     05

    The Arteon branding is inscripted in the centre right below the VW badge, flanked by a pair of slim LED taillight with integrated dynamic indicator. And typical of Audi/VW design, they will also throw in a pair of unapologetically fake tailpipes finishers at the lower bumper.

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    Volkswagen Arteon Dimension

    As the spiritual successor to the Volkswagen Passat CC, the Volkswagen Arteon is considerably alrger in every measurable dimension. Although based heavily on the Volkswagen Passat and sitting on the same platform that also underpins the Audi A5 Sportback, the Volkswagen Arteon is significantly longer and wider than the duo.

    Length

    4,862 mm

    Width

    1,871 mm

    Height

    1,450 mm

    Wheelbase

    2,847 mm

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  • Interior

    Volkswagen Arteon Interior

    Contrast to its dynamic exterior, the interior is less inspiring given that most of the components are a direct copy from the Volkswagen Passat sedan, which may not necessarily be a bad thing entirely. The overall interior design is a typical Germanic affair with a conservative and functional layout, well put together with extensive use of high-quality materials.

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    An analog clock sits on top of the dashboard, splitting the air vents that runs the entire length of the dashboard. ‘Silver Rise’ aluminum decorative inserts with integrated ambient lighting brightens what would otherwise be a rather reserved and monotonous interior.

     02

    Features exclusive to the R-Line trim includes a flat bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel with R-Line badge, paddle shifters, stainless steel pedals, black headlining, aluminium scuff plates and ‘Nappa Carbon’ leather sport seat upholstery.

     03

    At the back is where you will notice the biggest differentiation compared to the Volkswagen Passat. With 51 mm longer wheelbase, the rear legroom is noticeably longer than the already spacious Passat. Head room is also adequate despite the slopping roofline. The 563 litres boot space is one of the largest in the segment with a practical hatch opening.

     04

  • Features

    Volkswagen Arteon Features

    Standard equipment includes automatic headlight with ‘leaving/coming home’ function, dynamic headlight range control with dynamic cornering light, front and rear LED lighting with LED daytime running lights and dynamic lighting system, and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors with memory function for the driver.

     01

    On the inside, driver gets 14-way power adjustable egoComfort seat with memory function, a 11.7-inch digital instrument display and the range-topping Discover Pro navigation system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display, hooked up to an 11-speaker, 700 W Dynaudio premium sound system.

     02

    Other creature comfort includes voice control, gesture control, wireless App-connect (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto), tri-zone automatic climate control, electric tailgate with ’easy open’ function and keyless entry with push to start.

     03

    Driver assistants include 360 area view cameras, driving mode selection with dynamic chassis control, park distance control (front & rear) with maneuver braking, hill hold control and a cruise control system with speed limiter.

     04

    In the safety front, it comes fitted as standard with 7 airbags, anti-skid regulator (ASR), ABS, driver alert system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) and a tyre pressure monitoring system with pressure display.

     05

  • Driving Performance

    Volkswagen Arteon Driving Performance

    Engine

    Powering the front wheel is a detuned version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged TSI engine, developing a healthy 190 PS at 4280 RPM and peak torque of 320 NM from 1500-4180 RPM. Century sprint is completed in 7.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 239 km/h.

    The same powertrain can also be found in the Audi A5 Sportback and although slightly down in power compared to its closest rivals, the Volkswagen Arteon feels effortless to drive around town as well as on the highway. The engine is refined with smooth power delivery.

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    Transmission

    The engine is paired to a 7-speed DSG wet dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The same 7-speed wet clutch transmission found in the Volkswagen Golf R is robust in its construction, with quick and seamless gearshifts, though it can be slightly hesitant in stop-and-go traffic but in no way intrusive for day-to-day driving.  

     02

  • Ride Comfort

    Volkswagen Arteon Ride Comfort

    Based on the Volkswagen’s highly versatile MQB platform, the Volkswagen Arteon rides and handles with great sophistication largely thanks to its longer wheelbase and a sophisticated suspension setup with dynamic chassis control.

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    The available Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) allows driver to adjust the stiffness of the adaptive dampers using the Drive Mode Select (Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport) to suit your personal driving style and the prevailing road and traffic conditions. The different driving modes also alter the throttle, transmission and steering characteristics.

     02

    The Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) system, initially developed for the Golf GTI, improves the traction and handling by building up braking system pressure in a targeted way as soon as the sensors detect excessive unloading on the inside wheel. The XDS essentially acts as a limited-slip differential to compensate for the understeer typically suffered by front-wheel-drive cars during fast cornering.

     03

  • Fuel Comusmption

    Volkswagen Arteon Fuel Consumption

    Official rated combined fuel consumption of the Volkswagen Arteon is 6.3 L/100km.  With a 66 litres tank, Volkswagen claims a maximum range of 1,000km per tank, enough to cover the entire stretch of the north-south highway with some to spare.

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  • Conclusion

    Volkswagen Arteon Conclusion

    The Volkswagen Arteon is easily one of the most stylish D-segment sedans on the market today with its beautiful proportion and unique design touches. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the interior. At RM 221,066, it may be the most expensive Volkswagen in Malaysia today, but it is a bargain for what is essentially an Audi A5 Sportback underneath, which costs a premium of more than RM 100,000 over the Volkswagen flagship. Combine all that with a highly versatile and practical interior layout, it is proof that form and function can coexist.

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