2021 VW Arteon Plug-In Hybrid Launched In Europe With 36 Miles Of EV Range

The 2021 VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake are now available with the eHybrid powertrain, offering zero-emissions driving for your daily commute.


The new plug-in hybrid VW Arteon is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI engine and an electric motor, producing a combined 215 HP (218 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. The pure EV range is rated at 36 miles (59 km) for the Arteon, and at 35 miles (57 km) for the Arteon Shooting Brake. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) comes in 7.8 seconds, with a top speed of 138 mph (222 km/h).

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Citing a study in Germany that says 95 percent of all daily car journeys are shorter than 50 km (31 miles), VW expects that the majority of trips in its home market will be completed in the new plug-in hybrid Arteon using electric power alone.

The pure EV mode of the new Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake can be used at speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph). In addition, VW claims that the combined driving range of the electrified Arteon can reach more than 900 km (560 miles) provided it starts the journey with a fully charged battery and a full tank of fuel.

The new VW Arteon eHybrid is going to be offered in two trim lines – Elegance and R-Line. Both packages will come fitted with their own 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with Light Assist, dynamic turn signals in the LED taillights, and individual front aprons.

The interior of the plug-in hybrid VW Arteon features an Alcantara/leather upholstery, paired with genuine wood (in the case of the Exclusive trim line), or a metal finish (for the R-Line). The standard leather multifunction steering wheel incorporates the much-talked-about touch-sensitive controls we first saw on the ID.3 and the new Golf. Heated front seats, front and rear park assist, a digital instrument cluster, and an eight-inch infotainment system are part of the standard equipment.

The 2021 VW Arteon eHybrid is priced from 51,000 euros ($60,740 in current exchange rates) in its home market in Germany, with the Shooting Brake variant priced at 51,900 euros ($61,800).

Updated: November 27, 2020 — 3:11 pm

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