Volkswagen Arteon now with Zero Local Emissions

December 2020

Volkswagen’s new hybrid car is gaining even more momentum: the new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are now available as plug-in hybrid models.

Thanks to electric ranges of up to 59 kilometres, their drivers can achieve zero local emissions for the majority of their day-to-day trips.

The electric ranges of both Volkswagens are ideally tailored to the typical usage habits of the modern driver. Taking Germany as an example: according to a study published by the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, 95 percent of all daily car journeys are shorter than 50 kilometres. Therefore, the majority of trips for the average driver could be completed using the electric drive in the Arteon hybrid and Arteon Shooting Brake hybrid, resulting in zero local emissions.

Zero local emissions at speeds up to 130 km/h: When using the electric motor – and therefore emitting zero local emissions – the two new Arteon models can drive at speeds up to 130 km/h. At higher speeds, the efficient four-cylinder TSI engine (petrol engine) is activated on top of the hybrid motor.

A range of over 900 kilometres: Over medium to long distances, the electric motor helps to reduce the petrol engines consumption as the hybrid system enables the petrol engine to be completely switched off on a recurrent basis. The energy required to provide electric support is recovered using brake energy recuperation during the journey. If the new Volkswagens start their journey with a fully charged (from a socket) lithium-ion battery and a full tank of fuel, they can achieve high combined ranges of more than 900 kilometres.

Fun behind the wheel thanks to electric booster: System power of 160 kW and system torque of 400 Nm create a superior driving performance. Both Arteon models accelerate from 0–100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 222 km/h. However, it is the day-to-day performance that makes the difference: As soon as the vehicle is started, the electric motor delivers a high level of torque straight away; in conjunction with the TSI, it also acts like an electric booster. The plug-in hybrid system is also extremely quiet.

Alcantara, leather, genuine wood and chic metals: On the inside, the standard equipment is enhanced by seat covers in Alcantara or leather, genuine wood or metal applications, aluminium-look pedal caps, and touch screens on the leather multifunction steering wheel. What is more, both specification packages leave the factory with details including driving profile selection, seat heating in the front, and a front and rear parking aid (Park Assist).

Assisted and connected: In general, every Arteon is also equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control ACC, Emergency Braking Front Assist, Dynamic Road Sign Display, and progressive steering that is as sporty as it is comfortable. The standard interior equipment package comes with Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instruments), an 8.0-inch screen with a navigation function and radio, as well as touch sliders for the electronically controlled automatic air conditioner.