Volkswagen’s fastback Arteon R-Line launched, priced at RM220,043 – comes with 2.0 TSI with 190 PS and 320 Nm


Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the highly-anticipated, all-new Arteon R-Line to the Malaysian public. A masterpiece on wheels, the Arteon made its global debut in 2017 is now is locally assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Pekan, Pahang.

The five-door fastback is Volkswagen’s flagship model and offers the perfect combination of avant-garde design with dynamic handling. Its name is a true reflection of its appearance – ‘Art’ describes the fastback’s harmonious lines and emotionality, while ‘eon’ identifies’ it as a premium Volkswagen model.

The Arteon R-Line is offered with a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine and a new and improved 7-speed double wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). It produces an output of 190 PS and torque of 320 Nm for a truly dynamic driving experience. For those wanting to customise their drive, the all-new Arteon R-Line comes with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which offers up to 15 selectable increments and five different driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Individual.

The Volkswagen R-Line variants take inspiration from the Volkswagen performance R range. The R-Line range is a sporty styling package fitted onto the vehicle to give it an extra edge in creating an overall sportier look while maintaining great value.

As an R-Line model, the Arteon’s head-turning exterior is complemented with an aggressive front chrome grill with R-Line badge, LED headlights and taillights with dynamic indicators, a rugged black rear spoiler, 19” Montevideo alloy wheels, and lower chrome trimmings.

Form follows function with the Arteon R-Line. It doesn’t just offer presence – but space too, with a best-in-class boot space of 563 litres, accessible with an Easy Open boot function.

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Mode Selection allows the driver to customise and select up to 15 driving style preferences and effortlessly stay connected with a personalised Digital Cockpit and wireless App-Connect Apple Car Play. Comfort is redefined as the front seats are 14-way ErgoComfort seats in Nappa carbon-style black leather with massage function.

Other highlights include a premium Dynaudio audio system offers 11 speakers and 700-watt subwoofer, and area view camera 360°.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM was delighted to introduce the all-new Arteon R-Line to the Malaysian market. “The stunning Arteon really needs no introduction, and this is a model that Malaysians have been patiently waiting for. As our new flagship, the Arteon elevates the Volkswagen brand for us as it beautifully captures design, performance and function while offering a greater feeling of exclusivity. Having it as an R-Line model, adds sportiness even more to the heart of the Arteon.”

Five colours are available; metallic colours are Manganese Grey, Turmeric Yellow and Pyrite Silver; and two pearl-effect colours the Deep Black and Oryx White Pearl. The all-new Arteon R-Line is priced at RM225,490 and comes with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance. With the current sales tax break, the recommended retail price of the all-new Arteon R-Line is RM220,043.28 until the 31st of December 2020.

Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorized Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, visit


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