- the 2021 volkswagen arteon got a fresh look for this year alongside a price increase on the base model.
- the trim options have been simplified, with the arteon now being offered with the se, sel r-line, and then the sel premium r-line trim.
- the 2021 arteon is expected to reach dealerships later this year.
volkswagen’s sharp-looking flagship sedan, the arteon, is getting a price hike to match those updated interior and exterior looks. the 2021 arteon will start at $38,190, which is a $1175 increase from the outgoing model year. the top of the lineup, the sel premium r-line—which comes standard with volkswagen’s 4motion all-wheel-drive system—sees its price fall by $525 to $48,190, and the midlevel trim, the sel r-line, starts at $44,590, which is a price increase of $1825.
the trim levels have also been simplified for 2021, now coming in just three options, the se, sel r-line, and then the sel premium r-line. notably, just one of the trim levels doesn’t get the sporty r-line appearance pieces. front-wheel drive is standard on the se and sel r-line, but all-wheel drive can be had on the latter.
in the u.s., the arteon is still powered by just one engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horsepower. the 2021 arteon is expected to reach dealers later this year.