2021 Volkswagen Arteon for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The Volkswagen Arteon, which made its debut in 2019, has quickly become one of the most appealing midsized sedans on the market. Despite its youthfulness as a model, Volkswagen has given this sharp and sleek automobile a significant refresh in 2021 with new technology and styling updates. While the exterior only receives minor improvements, like an all-new light bar in the grille that surrounds the new Volkswagen logo, the inside is where most of the changes have been made. While there’s an abundance of available information pertaining to the 2021 model, quite a bit is still being held tightly under wraps by Volkswagen. Nevertheless, with an anticipated release date slated for later this fall, we expect to learn more as its official debut draws nearer.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon’s trim lineup has been simplified to just the SE, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line trim levels. Power for each is made by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s in the 2020 version; it makes 268 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, although Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available on the SEL R-Line and standard on the SEL Premium R-Line. Last year, the FWD Volkswagen Arteon was rated by the EPA to get 22 mpg around town and 29 mpg on the highway (29 city/20 highway with AWD). Since it’s the same powertrain setup as before, expect the same fuel economy for the 2021 model year.
A Brand-New Cabin and Amenities
The interior of the Arteon is where you’ll find the most changes. The dashboard now flaunts Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art customizable Digital Cockpit and 8-inch Discover Media infotainment touchscreen powered by the latest MIB3 entertainment system. MIB3 comes with voice recognition, multi-phone pairing, and the wireless VW App-Connect. The center console and door trims have been overhauled as well with upgraded fabrics and leather appointments. Ambient interior lighting with 30 different color schemes, aluminum trim and simulated-leather surfaces, and premium stitching also create an even more upscale look than before. To top it off, the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will offer the first available 12-speaker Harman/Kardon premium audio system, complete with pre-configured listening settings aptly named Pure, Chill Out, Live, and Energy.
Some of the notable standard features in the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon include LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, simulated-leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. Highlights on the list of available features include remote start, memory functions for the driver’s seat, leather upholstery, integrated navigation, and a heated steering wheel, to name a few.
Safety and Technology
Today’s drivers are looking for active safety technology, and every 2021 Volkswagen Arteon will be provided with forward collision warning, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SEL R-Line receives adaptive cruise control, and the SEL Premium R-Line also gets front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, an automatic parking system, and a surround-view camera system.
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