Volkswagen Arteon review

Category: Coupé

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
  • Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Dashboard
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Centre Console
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Boot
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Front 3/4 static
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Right tracking
  • Volkswagen Arteon facelift front
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear cornering
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Dashboard
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Rear seats
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Infotainment screen
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Centre Console
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Boot
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Front 3/4 static
  • Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo 2020 Right tracking
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Volkswagen Arteon was designed to inspire temptation. Imagine the scene; you’re in the showroom, enjoying the company of a salesperson with a broad smile and ivory teeth who’s busy trying to close the deal on your next new family car. Just as you’re about to sign on the dotted line, out of the corner of your eye you spy something that makes your pen pause. It looks a bit like a normal executive saloon, yet it’s glitzier, sleeker and altogether more desirable. That’s the Arteon.

It’s based on the Passat, and, as well as being a bit more expensive, it's slightly longer, lower and wider, with a distinctive coupé-like roofline that tapers smoothly into the boot. That gives it a more upmarket appearance, which is exactly the way Volkswagen pitches it: an upmarket car to rival the likes of the Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé and the Jaguar XE.

But let’s return to that showroom scenario. Should you go with your head and sign up for the Passat, or your heart and swap to the Arteon? Or, indeed, one of its rivals? Read on and we’ll guide you through all the details. And if you are persuaded that the Volkswagen Arteon is the car for you, remember to check out our New Car Buying pages for a hefty saving with absolutely no hassle.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £7,212
Target Price from £31,388
Save up to £7,212
or from £385pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Leasing deals
From £442pm
RRP price range £38,255 - £55,210
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, petrol, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 217.3 - 58.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £950 / £3,976
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,901 / £7,953
Available colours