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Volkswagen Arteon Plug-In Now on Sale

Added: 19 February 2021

Volkswagen has facelifted the Arteon series, and it’s now available as a plug-in hybrid.
Here are a few things you need to know about the new Volkswagen Arteon PHEV:

  • Priced from £39, 905 the new Volkswagen Arteon plug-in e-hybrid is available in both fastback (Elegance trim) and Shooting Brake estate (in R-line spec).
  • With the e-hybrid technology, VW Arteon fastback and Sheeting Brake offer zero-emissions driving for daily commutes.
  • When provided with a full tank of fuel and fully charged battery, the electrified Volkswagen Arteon can cover a distance of 900 km (560 miles).

The facelifted version of VW Arteon 4-door coupe sporting e-hybrid is the first Volkswagen plug-in hybrid. This vehicle is now on sale this autumn and deliveries are now flowing in the PHEV market.

Features of the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon plug-in hybrid

The design and technology

The old VW Arteon is a pretty beautiful car, and so Volkswagen hasn’t introduced much change on their 2021 hybrid model design, but it’s a bit sportier. The huge difference is technology advancement and a new piece of daytime operating lights on the car’s grille that extend from one headlamp to the other.

In the new design, the brake lights have also been tweaked, and the fast R-line model has a set of four exhaust tips instead of two. The technology highlights include:

  • Parking sensors
  • 3-zone climate control
  • A colour-changing ambient lighting
  • 7000W Harman Kardon sound system
  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • An option to lock/unlock or start your car using your smartphone instead of a key.

Engine and battery

The 2021 VW plug-in hybrid system consists of a 1.4-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor fed by a 12.7 kW battery.  A fully charged battery can reach up to 39 miles (62 km) on electric-driving only. You can re-charge the battery in about 5 hours using a regular plug socket or 3½ hours when using a 3.6kW charger.
The system starts with pure-electric mode.  However, you’ll always get an option to switch to a configurable e-hybrid mode that can prioritise economy or performance. In addition to the configurable hybrid mode, you can choose to hold onto the battery’s energy until it’s required later or simply for an urban crawl.
Power feeds the front wheels through a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. This is almost a similar plug-in hybrid drivetrain found in the sister model Volkswagen Passat GTE.


The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Electric hybrid car comes with a wide range of optional and standard safety features. These include but not limited to:

  • A 360-degree area view camera
  • Forward collision alert with automatic emergency brakes
  • Automatic headlights
  • Lane-changing and lane-keeping assistance.
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert


The new 2021 Volkswagen Arteon e-hybrid is on sale now with impressive feature developments as discussed in this post. This new version of VW PHEV flagship is as pretty as its paramount performance. With its excellent battery capacity, you can drive the car for 39 miles on the electric-only mode.

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