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The Volkswagen arteon – the people’s four-door coupe

Volkswagen first entered into the four-door coupe scene in

  1. Following Mercedes’
    lead with its e-class-based cLS ‘four-door coupe,’ VW took the Passat saloon and, with a nip here and a tuck there, transformed it into a sleeker and more eye-catch- ing offering. eight years on and Volkswagen has decided to further transform its four-door coupe offer- ing to match the competition. For starters, the cc (comfort coupe)

name has been dropped in favour of Arteon. Second, the firm’s new four-door coupe offering is a more premium, luxurious compared to the cc its replacing, and the current generation b8 Passat, it is based on.

Looks
thanks to its long wheelbase, stretched roofline, coupe-style fast- back design and a large rear hatch, the all-new Volkswagen Arteon has more space and flexibility than

the cc its replacing. the all-new Arteon features a unique radiator grill design never seen before in any Volkswagen model. the lighting elements, radiator grille and bonnet now form one harmonious unit. the grill’s upper crossbars integrate with the LeD daytime lights within the headlights.
the bonnet lip runs over the headlights while continuing the lines of the radiator grille continue into the sides and to the rear of the Arteon.

on the sides, the sharp bon- net lines over the wheel wells
give the Arteon an extremely low and sporty look. A character line that runs from the bonnet rearwards into the taillights.the door windows themselves are frameless. the flared wheel arches can accommodate alloy wheels of up to 20-inches. At the rear, the all-new VW Arteon fea- tures LeD taillights as standard.
Integrated at the below the four-door
coupe rear bumper are t wi n exhausts.

Power
behind the all-new Volkswagen Arteon’s large radiator grill is a selec- tion of two turbocharged four-cyl- inder petrol power turbocharged straight injection (tSI) units. the entry-level unit churns out 110 kW (147 hp) while the more power- ful tSI delivers 206 kW (276 hp). the 110 kW unit features Active
cylinder Management (Act). Act deactivates the engine’s cylinders
in order to boost fuel efficiency. All power units
send their power to the wheels via an
automated dual clutch
g e a r b o x (DSG) as standard. All models have
front-wheel drive. one can kit the 206
kW Arteon with
4MotIoN all-wheel

drive.

Intelligence
the all-new VW Arteon features numerous driver assistance and con- venience systems. the first system, christened Adaptive cruise control (Acc), takes into account data such as speed limits and automatically adjusts the driving speed accord- ingly. Secondly, there are the ‘clever’ LeD headlamps, which use

the four-door coupe’s GPS and road data, to predict and illumi-
nate a bend before the driver actively turns into it. Another system called emergency Assist can safely slow down the four-door-coupe, move it into a slow lane, and stop if the driver is laid up because of fatigue or health reasons.

the four-door coupe’s GPS and road data, to predict and illumi-
nate a bend before the driver actively turns into it. Another system called emergency Assist can safely slow down the four-door-coupe, move it into a slow lane, and stop if the driver is laid up because of fatigue or health reasons.

Interior
opening the all-new VW Arteon’s pillar less doors reveals a sophisti- cated, spacious and striking inte- rior. In front, the driver and front passenger benefit from the excellent package provided by the Modular transverse Matrix (MQb); the trans- versely mounted engine create a lot of space.
A single visual unit of the dash- board and door shoulders appears to wrap around the five passengers like a cocoon is unconventional and unique. the horizontally oriented dashboard transitions homoge- neously into the front door trim panels.
the central design element of the dashboard is an innovative air vent that extends across the entire width of the interior like a band. beneath the air vent and a deco- rative panel there is an extremely low-profile ambient lighting strip that continues into the doors. Its wrap-around lighting effect defines the space and creates a soothing and pleasant ambience.
behind the steering wheel is a fully digitalised instrument cluster and a head-up display. the centre console ascends steeply towards the dashboard where it meets the cli- mate controls and the latest genera- tion infotainment system. one can operate the infotainment system without touching its tablet-like
glass surface.
the long wheelbase of 2,841 mm is to create very spacious pre- mium class accommodation for rear passengers. rear headroom is also excellent thanks to the long roof. the second seat row is equipped with a three-person rear bench. the two outer rear seat positions have the visual and ergonomic character of individual seats. the long wheel- base also allows the four-door-coupe to have a total boot volume of 563 litres and 1,557 litres with the rear seats down.

Conclusion
Volkswagen as gone out of its way with the All-new Arteon. Not only does the firm’s only four-door coupe feature a new name but also it’s also more advance in terms of design, technology and luxury compared to the car it replaces. the all-new Arteon is therefore a great choice for anyone looking for an inexpensive four-door coupe with a unique look. conformation of information on power unit available for the Kenyan market and pricing will be done when the all-new Arteon lands on our shores. the Volkswagen brand in Kenya is under the able hands of cFAo Dt.
Dobie located along Lusaka road in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. Dt. Dobie also has a network of branch- es, located countrywide, which have well stocked and equipped vehicle service centres.