Volkswagen planning Arteon luxury sedan for India

Considering that the T-Roc was a success in India despite being a CBU unit, Volkswagen is now considering to bring the Arteon sedan to India as a CBU(Completely Built) unit. Currently, the German manufacturer is evaluating various options of bringing the premium sedan to India. Volkswagen already has a slew of launches arranged for this year. The Arteon is a premium sedan, which will sit on top of the line-up for the Volkswagen. It will take the advantage of homologation relaxation. So, the sedan will come to India in limited numbers. This will make the Arteon rare and exclusive which the people of India like.

Arteon is a premium sedan that Volkswagen offers in international markets. At the front, there is a huge chrome grille that merges with the headlamps which are LED projector units. There are also LED Daytime Running Lamps which continue in the grille, making a light bar in the front. There are some aggressive lines on the bonnet of the Arteon emphasising on its sportiness. The side profile gets dual-tone alloy wheels, chrome beltline running along with the window, turn indicators on the outside rearview mirrors and a chrome strip in the lower half of the doors. At the rear, Volkswagen has given a very sleek look to the sedan. You get LED tail lamps, chrome belt in the lower half of the bumper, reflector strips, boot lip spoiler and quad exhaust tips which are fake.

Just like the T-Roc, the Arteon is expected to be offered only in one fully loaded variant. So, it will come with features like electrically adjustable driver seat, memory function for the driver seat, Virtual Cockpit(digital instrument cluster), wireless charger, multiple colours for ambient lighting, rear parking sensors, multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, reversing parking camera, leather upholstery, multiple airbags, flat-bottom steering wheel, and a lot more. There will also be a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that will be connected to a 700 W Harman Kardon speaker system.

Powering the Volkswagen Arteon will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit. The engine is capable of producing 268 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 350 Nm. It will only be offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission that drives only the front wheels. Because the Arteon will be the new flagship of the Volkswagen, it will be positioned above the Passat which is also expected to launch in the Indian market sometime this year. Volkswagen Arteon will be priced upwards of Rs. 45 lakhs ex-showroom.

Volkswagen is already working on a lot of launches for India. There is the Taigun, Tiguan, Passat, Vento replacement and there are also rumours that Volkswagen might finally bring the new generation of Polo to India. The Taigun, Vento’s replacement and the new generation of Polo will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform which is specifically developed for India. It is a modified version of the Global MQB A0 platform that underpins a lot of cars of Volkswagen internationally. So, it will be interesting to see how many vehicles does Volkswagen launches in India.