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Volkswagen Arteon debuts in Geneva

The Arteon is the highlight of this year's show appearance by Volkswagen at the Geneva International Motor Show. It offers a remarkable amount of space and comfort within its coupé-like lines.

Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand: "The new Arteon has the proportions of a Gran Tourismo with a highly functional overall concept. It offers the very latest infotainment features and semi-automated driving functions. At the same time, our new top-of the-line model offers great value for money. That is how we are challenging the premium carmakers."

Frameless side windows, a wrap-around bonnet and detailed lines in the style of a GT define the look of the new Arteon. The wide-opening rear hatch that is hinged at the top gives easy access to the luggage compartment. The long wheelbase enables a generous interior architecture for this body form that creates lots of headroom and legroom at all five seat positions.

The latest generation driver assistance systems are celebrating their premiere in the Arteon, such as the further developed Emergency Assist and the further developed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which control the car's speed while taking route data and speed limits into account. In addition, there are premium features such as a navigation system with a glass cover and full-LED headlights. Available as an option for the first time are predictive cornering lights with predictive control – thanks to camera-based information and navigation data, the bend is already illuminated before the driver steers into it.

The engine range comprises three turbocharged TSI petrol and three TDI diesel engines. All are transversely-mounted four-cylinder engines with direct fuel injection. The highest power level engine is coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard.

03/10/17

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