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The Volkswagen Arteon succeeds the CC as its glamorous passenger flagship. But there's beauty to be found below the skin, too, though the fundamentals of the car are entirely familiar.
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LIST PRICE From $65,490
FUEL ECONOMY 7.5/100km

2016-18 Volkswagen Arteon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has recalled a handful of 2016-18 Passat and Arteon models, over concerns about the panoramic sunroof.  According to the company, certain models with a panoramic sunroof could have a bonded joint that's been installed or repaired with the incorrect primer. That could make the sunroof trim panel detach from the sunroof frame, increasing the risk of accident...

CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...

Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds

A team of Volkswagen Australia apprentices has made the Arteon 206TSI into a sub-4.0-second car, as a showcase for the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park. The modified five-door, dubbed ART3on, makes 360kW and 600Nm from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, up from 206kW and 350Nm...

Volkswagen apprentices preparing sub-4.0-second Arteon

Having created a race-ready Amarok V6 last year, Volkswagen Australia apprentices are preparing a special Arteon capable of hitting 100km/h in less than four seconds for the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney. The boosted Arteon will have an exterior wrap by Simon Murray, a prominent Sydney street artist, but the really exciting changes hide beneath its skin...

CarAdvice podcast 113: Paul Maric talks Ranger Raptor!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has passed away, the Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for an airbag fix, and Vikram Pawah has been announced as the new BMW Group Australia CEO. Also, the 2019 Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan have been revealed...

CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

Volkswagen USA rolls out four concepts in Georgia

Volkswagen Australia is sparking enthusiast conversation by only offering the Golf GTI in dual-clutch performance package guise from October this year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen USA is trying to get car-lovers talking in a different way, rolling out four hotted-up concepts at SOWO: The European Experience in Savannah, Georgia...

Volkswagen Arteon turbo V6 under development - report

Volkswagen is reportedly developing a new turbocharged V6 engine for its Arteon fastback and Atlas/Teramont crossovers. Martin Hube, a product line spokesperson for Volkswagen, told Car Throttle the company is working on a new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine developing around 301kW of power, and will be the latest iteration of Volkswagen's narrow-angle V6 or 'VR6' engine series...

2018 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Arteon recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall notice for a handful of Passats, one Golf and one Arteon, to correct an issue with the rear-wheel bearing housing. According to the company, the rear-wheel bearing housing on a total of 64 vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient case hardening...

CarAdvice podcast 77: CEO Andrew Beecher discusses new CarAdvice review ratings

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Alborz Fallah. James Wong covers car news, which includes the 2018 Jeep Wrangler being revealed, Kia rolling out a pair of Stingers for SEMA, pricing and specs for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid, Ford Performance developing an electronic ‘Drift Stick’ for the Focus RS, and five-star ANCAP ratings for the LDV T60 and Haval H2...

2018 Volkswagen Arteon pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Arteon is now on sale in Australia, with the single-spec range kicking off at $65,490 before on-road costs. Serving as the German brand's new passenger car flagship, the Arteon sits above the related Passat - with which it shares its MQB architecture - and is only available in one trim grade with one powertrain option locally...

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