2021 VW Arteon Shows Off Its Sheet Metal In New Teaser Video
The Volkswagen Arteon is scheduled for a refresh that will debut this week on June 24. A new teaser video, which gives up plunging and exaggerated sketches released earlier this month for the real thing, shows a bit of the model’s new design, but keeps much of it hidden. However, the updated look isn’t a well-kept secret thanks to a VW revelation last week that shows the Arteon wagon with a raised suspension for China.
Like most updates, there will be no extended updates on the outgoing model. Instead, the Arteon will receive updated lighting elements, which borrow from the Golf LED light bar on the grille to connect the headlights. Inside, VW says it will receive its MIB3 infotainment system as well as an advanced semi-autonomous driving system that can control several aspects of driving – steering, acceleration and braking – up to speeds of 130 miles per hour (210 kilometers per hour).
There will be a performance variant R, but it is not clear whether the sedan and the wagon will receive the coveted badge. We also don’t know what will power the Arteon R. Rumors suggest that VW will slide its 2.0-liter turbocharged Golf R under the hood, making 330 horsepower (246 kilowatts) in the hot hatch. Other engines likely include a pair of four-cylinder turbocharged engines producing 184 hp (137 kW) and 220 hp (164 kW).
We only have a few days before VW removes the cover of the Arteon sedan and station wagon. We don’t know if we’ll see the full range of Arteon versions – VW can keep the warmer R models in an envelope until later. It would not be the first time that a manufacturer unveils the standard model before showing the warmer version. There could also be a GTE-badge-plugged hybrid model that has also been revealed, which VW announced in April would arrive this year. Check back later this week for all the details of the revelation.