Given New Volkswagen Arteon It was first launched in the United States in April last year. As a later replacement for the discontinued CC sedan, it seems too early to make a facelift. But in Europe, Clumsy car Sales have started in this format since 2017, so Volkswagen plans to update in the medium term, so we will also get the update. Welcome to the updated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, which includes some internal and external improvements. This may be bad news for Americans who bought the first year of 2020, and for those who have not yet touched the trigger, this is a good news.

Volkswagen Arteon 2021 and Arteon 2020: new features?

outside, Arteon 2021The changes are subtle. The four-door hatch uses a new low-cost design and grille, which can now be specified by a slender LED light bar extends between the key lighting features of the headlights.

On the back, Volkswagen Arteon in 2021 wore a recently redesigned Volkswagen logo and installed a new “Arteon” logo on its liftgate. Several other visual differences help to distinguish the level of decoration, which has been reduced to three in the US market. In addition, three new exterior colors were added to the palette in 2021: antelope white, gold- metal, and lapis lazuli.

Fresh indoor booty

The cabin is where Arteon really improves the game. Volkswagen stated the entire dashboard panel, including HVAC vents, surface and decorative details have been redesigned-again, this is surprisingly a year for the life of American cars, but considering most Periodic update, still the case (applicable to the Euro model) does not involve shredding the interior of the car.

The new center console with modified air-conditioning control and upgraded MIB 3 touch screen infotainment interface now supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection functions, which has become a new favorite. New leather, fabrics and artificial leather (artificial leather) and aluminum trim strips borrowed from Touareg’s flagship SUV make the material even more upscale, which is no longer sold here.

But perhaps Arteon’s best party trick is its available 30-color LED ambient lighting function, which can be extended to the door trim. This is a unique touch, which will definitely increase the sense of superiority in the cabin. Relative to Dow American Market Passat And other medium-sized cars are its 10.25-inch digital cockpit instrument cluster, which is now standard in the series. For audiophiles, you can use the new 700-watt, 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system.

2021 Volkswagen Arteon: same engine, higher safety

Although Europe has acquired a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, the engine and gearbox options have continued in the US market last year. This means the only powertrain choice for Volkswagen Arteon in 2021 will continue to be the turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder engine with 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Buyers can choose a gearbox, namely an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The SE model is only front-wheel drive, and the SEL R-Line is the standard configuration of FWD, but you can choose to add Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The top SEL Premium R-Line is AWD only.

For 2021, Arteon will receive more standard security features. Blind spot detection, rear traffic alert and Front Assist automatic emergency braking are now available for free. Starting with SEL R-Line, lane assist lane departure mitigation has become standard. Combined with the adaptive cruise control function of stop-and-go, this function forms a set of Volkswagen called “travel assist”, which is designed to help drivers who drive long distances.

Wait, how about the Volkswagen Arteon shooting brakes in 2021?

Sadly, although we are happy to drive an Arteon van on the shore,Such a thing exists!— Volkswagen has no business case. Although Volkswagen has not yet released the full volume specifications of the station wagon model, due to its additional pillars and longer roofline, the firing brake provides more rear headroom and cargo space.

The updated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will be available in late October, but the price has not been announced. However, in order to maintain the gap between the Volkswagen brand and the Audi brand, Volkswagen said compared with the similarly sized Audi A5 Sportback, its base price has been reduced by about 10%. This should also put Arteon firmly in the entry luxury price field, where it indirectly confronts Acura TLX, Buick Regal Sportback, Kia Stinger and Lexus ES.

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