The Volkswagen Arteon is gaining a new entry level SE specification, opening for order this week.
The Arteon SE adds a third level to the current trim line-up. With the existing Elegance and R-Line specifications representing luxury and sportiness respectively, the SE now presents us with a far more value focused offering to the range.
Initially the Arteon SE will be offered with a single engine option – 2.0L TSI 190 PS petrol unit fitted with 7-speed DSG. Further to this, a new diesel engine will be introduced later in the year and is expected to make Arteon ownership even more accessible.
The SE’s equipment list is impressively generous, with 18” Almere alloy wheels, full LED lights, adaptive cruise control with front assist, Discover Navigation System with 8” touch screen display and three-zone climate control all fitted as standard, as well as two USB ports and front and rear parking sensors. Volkswagen’s Wireless App Connect system also brings the convenience of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto without needing to plug in a device.
Three engine and gearbox configurations will come to make up the range on the Arteon SE in due course: the 2.0L 190 PS TSI petrol unit fitted with a 7-speed DSG is available now, while Volkswagen’s new 2.0L TDI 150 PS unit will be available in the coming months, with a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmissions. The petrol engine Arteon SE has returned a WLTP confirmed 44.1 mpg on a combined cycle, and CO2 emissions stand at 144 g/km.
Joe Laurence, Arteon Product Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “With luxurious Elegance and sporty R-Line, the current Arteon trim levels offer a choice to those in the market for a sleekly designed fastback. One is sporty, but not at the expense of comfort; the other offers affordable luxury without compromising driving pleasure. These trim levels represent even better value with the addition of new standard equipment for the new model year. Now, the new SE trim offers a third, value-driven option to the line-up – providing an Arteon to drivers who want the best of both worlds.”
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