VW Arteon Enhanced for 2021

A new cockpit offers greater levels of refinement with VW’s Digital Cockpit standard across the lineup.

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Jul 5, 2020 2 min. read

Article was updated 3 years ago

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The Arteon is Volkswagen’s Gran Turismo marrying the sleek design of a premium coupe to the space of a midsize sedan.

For 2021, Volkswagen is introducing an extensive product line update to the brand halo, including sharpened design elements, interior refinements, and intelligent comfort systems.

The refreshed Arteon features a refined front end with sharpened design elements.

The long, wide hood stretches across the entire front profile to the wheelarches to form the shoulder section. At the front it reaches far down into the grille, emphasizing the ample width of the Arteon with its crossbars.

It’s not just avant-garde, it’s also aerodynamic—with a drag coefficient of a mere 0.265.

For the first time, the Arteon can also be configured with an illuminated grille.

2021 VW Arteon

On midrange models, new LED daytime running lights (DRLs) connect to form a central light bar in the grille, surrounding the new Volkswagen logo and using light as the new chrome. Consequently, the Arteon has been given a new and unmistakable daytime and night-time lighting signature.

The lower section of the front profile, the front apron, has also been modified

Three new colours are added for model year 2021—Oryx White, Kings Red Metallic, and Lapiz Blue.

On the inside, Arteon has been equipped with a redesigned cockpit that has been refined to match the model’s exclusive nature.

Volkswagen’s interior designers have redesigned the entire dash panel—consisting of surfaces, air outlets, and trims—the center console, including infotainment section and air-conditioning control, and the top sections of the door trims.

The Arteon is equipped with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which allows the driver to configure the instrument display.

2021 VW Arteon

The graphics of the 10.25-inch display are clear and of a high quality.

The driver can quickly and easily switch between three basic layouts using a View button on the multifunction steering wheel.

Arteon adopts the all-new MIB3 infotainment system, integrated in a clearly visible and easy-to-reach position above the new air-conditioning controls.

All models come standard with the 8.0-inch Discover Media system with navigation. MIB3 offers natural voice control, multi-phone pairing that can easily switch between devices, and wireless App-Connect. Wireless charging is also new for 2021.

2021 VW Arteon




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