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  • Quick Review: 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line - Worthy rival to the 3 Series/C-Class?

    Among the trio launched by Volkswagen Malaysia a couple of months ago was the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line. There is only one trim available – the R-Line, priced at RM 221,065 (OTR without insurance and SST).To recap, power comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 190 PS and 320 Nm of torque. All that twisting force goes to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (wet type).Exterior - Sleekest VW yetVolkswagen ArteonThe Arteon is the spiritual succe

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Oct 11, 2020

  • With the VW Arteon, VPCM is gunning for the C-Class/3 Series – a stretch too far?

    With a sleek fastback silhouette and coupe-style frameless doors, the VW Arteon is one of a kind. Priced at RM 221,065 (without SST, applicable until 31-Dec 2020), there’s nothing else in the market at this price point.The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has been temporarily discontinued, pending arrival of the new generation model (yet to be announced) but even when it does, it will be priced closer to RM 400,000.The Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 sits one segment too high and has an asking price of over

    Hans

    Hans

    Aug 14, 2020

  • 2020 Volkswagen Arteon, what does RM 20k get you over the Passat?

    The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon shares the same platform as the Passat, identical powertrain, and a very similar interior. As the Volkswagen Passat R-Line has an estimated price of between RM 200k to RM 210k, that would make the Volkswagen Arteon circa RM 20k more expensive than the Passat, at RM 221,065.Volkswagen PassatSo, what do you get for RM 20k?For one, the sleek 4-door coupe looks. The LED light bars that integrate with the grille makes the Arteon look lower and wider. The sloping roofli

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Aug 14, 2020

  • Comparison: VW Arteon vs Passat R-Line vs Audi A5 Sportback - head or heart decision?

    Yesterday, we saw the Malaysian launch of the swoopy 2020 VW Arteon after a long wait. Of course, the burning question remains: how does it stack up against its conservative stablemate, the Passat R-Line and the equally-flowy Audi A5 Sportback?Different prices, but one may just be the unexpected bargain. Read on to find out!Performance: Audi has the most punchSure, all of them are turbocharged four-pots, but Audi trumps on power here - 252 PS and 370 Nm means it makes a full 

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 13, 2020

  • Personalize your drive with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control

    The new Volkswagen Passat R-Line, Volkswagen Arteon R-Line, and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace share one thing in common – they all come with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control, or DCC. DCC lets you adjust the characteristic of the damping system, the steering, and the drivetrain as you like.To make things simpler for you, DCC gives you three main presets - "Comfort", "Normal", and "Sport". “Sport” gives you stiffer dampers and di

    Arif

    Arif

    Aug 13, 2020

  • 2020 VW Arteon launched in Malaysia: 190 PS, 320 Nm, priced from RM 221k

    Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched the new VW Arteon in Malaysia at the Volkswagen Tour today at 1 Utama. Locally assembled (CKD) in Pekan, Pahang, the Malaysian market Arteon gets the 2.0 TSI R-Line, priced at RM 221,065. Performance The Arteon shares the same front-wheel drive powertrain as the VW Passat Elegance 2.0 TSI and has 190 PS and 320 Nm from the 2.0-litre TSI mill that is paired to a 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch automatic transmission

    Sanjay

    Sanjay

    Aug 12, 2020

  • 2021 VW Arteon facelift revealed, will we finally get it?

    The VW Arteon R Shooting BrakeVolkswagen has just unveiled the 2021 Arteon facelift. It has undergone an extensive product line update to the brand halo, including sharpened design elements, interior refinements, and intelligent comfort systems. In Europe, Volkswagen is enhancing the product line with a second version - the new Arteon Shooting Brake (start lobbying guys!). There is also a proper, cooking Arteon R this time round. The refreshed Arteon features a refined front end with s

    Jason

    Jason

    Jun 24, 2020