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Volkswagen Arteon gets first-ever plug-in hybrid

The Volkswagen Arteon is now available in plug-in hybrid form, bringing Benefit-in-Kind as low as 10%.

Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid R Line

Priced from £39,905, the eHybrid model is the first electrified drivetrain for the Arteon and part of a number of latest updates across the full range.

The eHybrid is offered in both the Arteon fastback and Shooting Brake estate bodystyles and in both Elegance and R-Line trims. It combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol with a 115hp electric motor, giving an output of 218hp and 400Nm of torque. This enables it to go from standstill to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and onto a top speed of 138mph.

CO2 emissions range from 26-32g/km while the electric-only range is up to 39 miles, giving Benefit-in-Kind figures as low as 10%. The electric motor can also power the Arteon along at speeds up to 80mph. Combined mpg figures are yet to be announced.

The 13kWh battery in the new eHybrid can be charged in five hours using a domestic three-pin plug, or three hours 33mins when using 3.6kW AC charger. It also offers a selectable energy recovery mode to save battery power, for example to prepare for a forthcoming low-emission zone.

The new eHybrid variants are part of a third wave of models for the revised Arteon, which was revealed last summer and gained a second tranche of engines in the autumn.

The facelifted Arteon range is now available to order in over 20 configurations, split equally between the fastback and Shooting Brake models and covering the Elegance and R-Line trims. Further updates will include the 320hp Arteon R with 4Motion, which will arrive in due course for both body types.

Across the entire range, equipment on offer includes Adaptive Cruise Control, 3Zone climate control, Digital Cockpit, LED headlights and Wireless App Connect, with We Connect Plus adding live data services to the 8-inch Discover Navigation system.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.