The Arteon Shooting Brake offers a stylish alternative to the VW Passat Estate, without losing very much at all in the way of practicality. It's really practical, well equipped, has a pleasant interior and a decent range of engines, including the company car tax-saving plug-in hybrid. It is a bit pricey, though, and the resale values aren't great next to some of the competition, so do make sure you get a hefty discount.
The trimSee full equipment
Where Elegance trim focuses on comfort, R-Line has a sportier edge to it. As such, you get all of the standard kit from the entry-level trim but add 19in alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof and interior ambient lighting. Strangely, R-Line trim doesn’t come with a reversing camera, something that’s standard with Elegance trim.
The engineSee full engine specs
The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor combined adds up to 215bhp, which means punchy performance and 0-62mph in 7.8sec. The official electric range is 38 miles, which will be more like 25 miles in the real world, and the battery takes around 3.5 hours to charge (0-100%) from a 7kW wall box. It's a great option for company car users.
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