Since 1937, German automaker Volkswagen has been making quality cars that have proven to be affordable and stylish, not to mention inexpensive, safe, and fun to drive. One model produced by the Wolfsburg-based companies is the Volkswagen Arteon, a model that was first presented to the public at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show; It was brought to the North American market at the Chicago Auto Show the same year.
Being a newer model, the Arteon may not be a car that you are very familiar with, but our aim is to make that clear here and now, and what better way to do that than by using the ’10 things’ list? We cannot think of a more attractive alternative, so we will proceed. Here are ten mostly unknown facts about the Arteon that even we were surprised to learn. We are willing to bet that when you finish reading you will see that there is much more to this model than you would have at first. It’s attractive, comfortable, and, well, you’ll just have to read on to find out the rest.
So, sit back, sit back, and discover some new information on a Volkswagen model that’s definitely worth a second look: the 2021 Arteon.
1. The Arteon descends from the Volkswagen CC
In fact, it is sometimes called ‘CC’, although it has been given a new name. Under any name, it is considered your flagship vehicle. You may be wondering, then, if there is a difference between the two models; The answer is yes. The Arteon is a bit more “upscale” than the CC, which was known to have an interior that was well designed and looked a lot like a coupe (for a four-door); the car also worked well. The company’s goal with Arteon was to improve all these points while maintaining the integrity of the model.
2. From the outside to the “inside”
One of the best things about the new Arteon is that the interior is much roomier than the CC… in fact, it has more headroom in the rear seat than virtually any other car in its class. The cab is also designed with the driver in mind, with easy access to whatever function you need. Truth be told, the interior of the Arteon 2021 is as close to classifying as luxury as possible without falling into the category. The fact is that the new Arteon, while a true midsize car, offers as much, if not more, luxury than any other model in its class.
3. All that is great… but what about gas mileage?
When you factor in the aforementioned facts about the interior and body style, the final verdict is that for a luxury midsize of its caliber, the Arteon gets very good mileage, indeed. New owners of this model can expect to get around 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway… nothing worth less. This is actually another good incentive, because you already get a lot when it comes to the rest of the car.
4. Regarding security …
There are plenty of state-of-the-art safety features in the Arteon 2021 that anyone with half a mind on safety would be won over. From the basics like seat belts and hand grips to technically advanced features proven to make your ride safer.
- Automatic Post-Collision Braking: Since accidents don’t always end with the collision, it’s smart to have backups. The automatic post-collision braking system will stop your vehicle if it is still moving after the impact.
- Rear View Cameras – This wide lens camera system allows you to get a wide range of what is behind you when backing up. See your rear view on a flat screen conveniently located in the cab.
- Intelligent Crash Response System ‘, or ICRS – Basically, if the airbags are activated, this system will cut off the fuel pump, turn on the hazard lights, and unlock the doors immediately. Think of all the things you don’t have time to consider when you’re in a collision.
- The Safety Cage – This helps protect the driver and passengers by literally repelling force in an accident. The ‘crumple zones’ at the front and rear are also designed to absorb the energy generated by the crash.
It is always good that some of the main concerns turn into later thoughts.
5. The Arteon 2021 facelift
When you have a flagship vehicle that works for you, the important idea is to keep it fresh. This may be a difficult thing to do, but VW …