Previously presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the New Volkswagen Arteon becomes the first model to be equipped with Dynamic Cornering Light with new Predictive Control functionality.
The Arteon’s LED dual headlights illuminate the upcoming bend up to two seconds sooner: before the vehicle is even steered into it. The Arteon’s new lighting system develops these ‘corner sensing’ powers by networking with the front camera and the navigation system.
The Arteon comes with LED headlights for the dipped and main beams as standard, while the top flight Arteon Elegance and Arteon R-Line, also feature Light Assist automatic main beam control (camera-based system which automatically turns the main beam on and off in response to oncoming traffic). These two models can optionally be fitted with the Active Lighting system.
The Active Lighting system, a technology package, utilizes LED dual headlights with ‘projector lenses’ and integrates, among other functions, Dynamic Light Assist and the ‘dynamic cornering light’. The dynamic cornering light steers the headlights into bends according to steering angle using headlight modules with variable control. A new aspect in the Arteon is the ability to do this independently of the steering angle, and even predictively, based on images from the front camera and route data from the navigation system. In this manner, the Arteon is able to illuminate the upcoming bend in the road before the driver steers into it. Another reason for aiming the headlight pattern along the path of the curve is to avoid wasting light illuminating the roadside.
The Volkswagen Arteon is available with two most powerful petrol and diesel engines: a TSI delivering 280 PS and a TDI bi turbo producing 240 PS. Both top versions are supplied as standard with a dual clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive.
Both elegant and dynamic, the Volkswagen Arteon offers a remarkable amount of space and comfort with its coupé-like lines. The newly developed fastback model has the latest generation driver assistance systems, which in the past have been reserved for higher car classes.
Frameless side windows, a wrap-around bonnet and finely detailed dynamic lines in the style of a GT, these define the look of the new Arteon. The wide-opening rear hatch that is hinged at the top gives easy access to the 563-liter luggage compartment, that is best-in-class. The long wheelbase of 2,841 mm enables a generous interior architecture for this body form that creates a spacious feeling with lots of headroom and legroom at all five seat positions. The R-Line and Elegance equipment lines positioned above the base version further accentuate the sporty and elegant character of this VW model.