New entry spec for

VW Arteon

Volkswagen Arteon SE, 2019, front
Volkswagen Arteon SE, 2019, rear
Volkswagen Arteon SE, 2019, interior

AN entry level SE specification of the Volkswagen Arteon is being added to the range priced from £33,085.

It joins the current Elegance and R-Line models and initially will be available only with a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox.

A diesel variant will be introduced later in the year which will have the choice of manual or automatic transmissions.

The petrol-engined Arteon SE has a WLTP-confirmed 44.1 mpg on a combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 144g/km.

The SE is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED lights, adaptive cruise control and a Discover Navigation system with 8.0-inch touch screen display and three-zone climate control as standard.

Volkswagen is also making some upgrades to the Elegance and R-Line models fitting them with 9.2-inch Discover Navigation Pro systems first seen on the latest Passat.

In addition to these updates the revised Arteon brings small revisions in CO2 emissions for two variants.

The 2.0-litre 272ps TSI DSG 4MOTION is now rated at 161g/km with no change in VED. However, the 2.0-litre 190ps TDI DSG 4MOTION variant has decreased to 130g/km CO2 which reduces its VED liability by £320, dropping the car's price to £39,025 in Elegance specification and £39,825 for the R-Line.

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