Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio

Sanjay · Jul 13, 2021 05:22 PM

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 01

Volkswagen Group Japan (VGJ) has launched the facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Arteon in the country, bringing with it the swoopy Arteon Shooting Brake as well. 

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 02

Arteon Shooting Brake is the red one

Across the two body styles, three variants are offered: the TSI 4Motion R-Line, TSI 4Motion R-Line Advance, and TSI 4Motion Elegance.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 03

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 01

Top to bottom: Arteon, and Arteon Shooting Brake

Japanese prices of the facelifted VW Arteon range are as below:

VW Arteon price in Japan
VW Arteon (fastback sedan)
TSI 4Motion R-Line

JPY 5,679,000

(~RM 215,561)

TSI 4Motion R-Line

JPY 6,246,000

(~RM 237,783)

TSI 4Motion Elegance

JPY 6,246,000

(~RM 237,783)

VW Arteon Shooting Brake
TSI 4Motion R-Line

JPY 5,879,000

(~RM 223,160)

TSI 4Motion R-Line

JPY 6,446,000

(~RM 244,683)

TSI 4Motion Elegance

JPY 6,446,000

(~RM 244,683)

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 02

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 03

The Arteon Shooting Brake has a larger boot capacity too, ranging from 563 litres to a maximum of 1,632 litres

Like its name suggests, the Arteon Shooting Brake is the wagon version, getting a rounded hatch at the rear instead of its stablemate's more-traditional fastback boot. It's the first time this model has been introduced in Japan.

Also read: Choices in Malaysia's car market: should you spring for a sedan or get a hatchback?

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 04

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 05

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 06

Much like the car Malaysians will welcome this Friday, the facelifted Japan-spec Arteon comes with a reworked front bumper as well as a new grille with integrated LED lighting up front.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 07

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 08

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 09

Bootspace in the regular Arteon is 563 litres to a maximum of 1,557 litres

The facelift exercise sees the Arteon receiving a fresh set of tail lights, as well as redesigned trapezoidal exhaust exits.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 10

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 11

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 12

Moving inside, the facelifted Arteon gets Nappa leather upholstery. Depending on variant, Japanese buyers will receive either a wood (Elegance) or aluminium (R-Line) panel on the lower half of the dashboard.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 13

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 14

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 15

Other than that, 30-colour ambient lighting and VW's Digital Cockpit Pro 10.25-inch fully-digital instrument cluster are standard fitments across the range. Further niceties in the cabin includes an optional 11-speaker, 700 Watt Harman Kardon surround sound setup.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 16

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 17

The Japan-spec Arteon also benefits from uprated advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), including the fancy Travel Assist feature that combines adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist together in order to control the accelerator, brake, and steering, all independently of the driver.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 18

Only one powertrain combo is offered across the board, which is the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged (TSI) mill with a maximum output of 272 PS and 350 Nm. This is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the full-time all-wheel drive '4Motion' system.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 19

Much like before, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) remains

That said, this output is 8 PS lesser than the Malaysian-spec car will boast, as the Japanese-spec cars need to comply to strict emissions regulations.

Also read: Personalize your drive with Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 20

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 21

Seven exterior colors are available, including the new King's Red Metallic, Kingfisher Blue Metallic, and Lapiz Blue Metallic.

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 22

Before Malaysia, Japan launches facelifted 2021 VW Arteon - 272 PS/350 Nm, Harman Kardon audio 23

Closer to home, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be introducing the facelifted 2021 VW Arteon R-Line 4Motion this Friday, 16-July, 12.30 pm onwards on the company's Facebook page. The new Arteon is expected to be priced between RM 245,000 to RM 255,000.

Also read: New 2021 VW Arteon R-Line facelift launching in Malaysia this Friday

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Sanjay

Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

Comments

Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI R-Line

Upgrade

Add your car

Service powered by carsome

Latest Cars