Volkswagen Arteon 1.4 TSI eHybrid Elegance 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £41,215What Car? Target Price£34,689
Review

The Volkswagen Arteon is good to drive, stylish and amazingly practical when considered in the company of other coupés, and even some saloons in the executive car class. It's not as dynamic to drive as a BMW 3 or 4 Series or as beautifully finished inside as an Audi A4 or A5, but it is comfortable, well equipped and relatively affordable to run as a private or company car. Just make sure you get a good deal if you're paying outright because the depreciation is worse than anything with a premium badge.

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It's the entry-level trim but still well kitted out. Elegance comes with 18in alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, a powered tailgate, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, three-zone climate control, keyless entry and power-folding door mirrors. Infotainment includes eight speakers, an 8.0in touchscreen, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, while safety features include blind-spot monitoring, e-Call, automatic emergency braking and lane assist.

This petrol/ electric option will hit 0-62mph in 7.8sec with its 215bhp (combined). The electric-only range is officially up to 39 miles and it emits 26 g/km of CO2, so it's a good option for company car users but the Octavia iV is in an even lower BIK bracket. Still, performance is strong and it smoothly shifts between power sources. Even when zero electric range remains, it’s impressively economical, too.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

256.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

563

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

26

g/km

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