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Volkswagen Arteon range topped and tailed

Volkswagen has added new entry-level and range-topping engines for its Arteon fastback and Shooting Brake.

The arrival of the new 150hp 1.5-litre TSI brings the entry-level pricing to £31,965

The new additions follow the first wave of models launched last month and include a new 150hp 1.5-litre TSI petrol, which now sits under the existing 2.0-litre TDi and TSI, bringing a new entry point to the range.

The 1.5-litre TSI is priced from £31,965 for the fastback and £32,765 for the Shooting Brake, offered in a choice of three trim levels and comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. Depending on trim, WLTP combined mpg is up to 44.8mpg for the fastback and 44.1mpg for the Shooting Brake, with CO2 from 144-147g/km.

In fastback form with the six-speed manual gearbox, it covers the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.9 seconds, and will reach a top speed of 137mph.

The changes also bring a new 200hp 2.0-litre TDI to sit above the 150hp diesel unit launched in the initial phase. It comes with VW’s seven-speed DSG and in front-wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive, and is offered with Elegance or R-Line tirms.

In two-wheel drive form, fuel consumption is up to 54.3 mpg and CO2 ranges from 137-161g/km. It also delivers a 0-62mph time from 7.4 seconds (4Motion fastback) and is capable of 145mph.

The latest additions to the Arteon range will be joined by the range-topping 320hp R models in 2021. A plug-in hybrid ‘eHybrid’ powertrain will also arrive for both the Arteon fastback and Arteon Shooting Brake; the date and specs are yet to be announced.

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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.