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Arteon Shooting Brake Elegance

FROM £36,110.00

  • 18" 'Muscat Black' Alloy wheels
  • Climate Control: 3Zone electronic air conditioning
  •  'Nappa' leather heated front Seats with 3 pre-set settings
  • Discover Navigation: 8.0" colour touch screen and Car-Net
  • 12.3" high resolution dash display, with customisable information
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Elegance

Arteon Shooting Brake R-Line

FROM £37,330.00

  • 19" 'Montevideo Black' Alloy wheels
  • Discover Navigation: 8.0" colour touch screen and Car-Net
  •  LED self levelling headlights & LED daytime running lights
  • Nappa Leather and 'Carbon Optic' side bolsters with R-Line logo
  •  R-Line' Styling pack: 'R-Line'  bumper and rear tailgate spoiler
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R-Line

Arteon Shooting Brake R

FROM £53,270.00

  • R' styling pack
  • Sports seats in front
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel heated
  • Decorative inserts "Black Carbon" for dashboard and door trim panels
  • Disc brakes in front, with blue brake callipers, and 'R' logo
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£3500 DEPOSIT CONTRIBUTION | £395 PER MONTH

New Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake

The  Arteon Shooting Brake. More Space for style and comfort.

Are you ready to be captivated? The new  Arteon Shooting Brake makes a bold statement, with expressive design, flowing silhouettes and athletic sportiness. While inside, the all-new cockpit tells a story of inner strength, with high functionality and up-to-the-minute technology. Intuitive handling, wireless communications and the latest driver assistance systems transform your journey, delivering new levels of comfort, practicality and safety. Gran Turismo or Shooting Brake, the new Arteon can’t help but impress. Step inside and be captivated. the new Arteon Shooting Brake reinterprets the classic estate concept, combining exclusivity and practicality at a high level. With impressive luggage capacity, plenty of headroom in the front and rear, and new levels of functionality, it has the flexibility to meet all your needs

Personal Contract Purchase

  • £395 per month
  • £3,500 towards your deposit
  • 4.8% APR Representative
  • Service plan for £269*
  • 5 days' complimentary Volkswagen Drive Away Insurance**

Solutions Personal Contract Plan† representative example subject to 10,000 miles per annum for an Arteon Shooting Break Elegance 2.0 TSI 190PS DSG.

Duration 4 years
47monthly payments of £395.00
Deposit contribution1 £3,500.00
Customer deposit £8,085.02
Optional extra £0.00
Retail cash price £38,665
Acceptance fee2 £0.00
Optional final payment £12,213.00
Option to purchase fee3 £10.00
Total amount payable £42,373.02
Total amount of credit £27,079.98
Representative APR % 4.8% APR
Rate of interest p.a. 4.8% fixed
Excess mileage charge 10.8p per mile

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†At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. 1. £3,500 towards your deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP. 2. Acceptance fee is not required. 3. Payable at the end of your agreement. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30/09/2021 from participating Retailers. Excludes Arteon eHybrid. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 08/21. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. *Service plan must be purchased at point of sale and covers the first two consecutive services limited to 1x oil service and 1x oil and inspection service.

CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT 1

  • £369 per month
  • Plus VAT and Initial rental with Contract Hire. Business Users Only. 

 

Initial rental £2,214.00
Monthly rental £369.00 (35 monthly rental)

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^No ownership option Business users only. Excess mileage at 4p per mile and damage charges may apply. *All prices including excess mileage exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30th September 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 08/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT 2

  • £495 per month
  • Plus VAT and Initial rental with Contract Hire. Business Users Only. 

 

Initial rental £2,970.00
Monthly rental £495.00 (35 monthly rental)

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^No ownership option Business users only. Excess mileage at 10p per mile and damage charges may apply. All prices including excess mileage exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%.18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30th September 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 08/2021. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

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Volkswagen's Arteon Shooting Brake offers a fresh option for customers in the mid-sized executive segment seeking something a little different. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's sleek Arteon Shooting Brake offers a sleek, yet still very practical alternative to style-conscious compact executive segment models like Audi's A5 Sportback and BMW's 4 Series Gran Coupe. It's a high class stylised estate that doesn't need a ridiculously expensive boot lid badge to stand out. And a very desirable one indeed.

Background

The Shooting Brake. It's the kind of upper class, stylised sports estate coupe, first popularised by three-door models in the '70s like the Volvo P1800ES and the Jaguar XJS-based Lynx Eventer. A concept then resurrected in 2015 by a Mercedes with the CLS Shooting Brake and subsequent CLA Shooting Brake models. Now we've this car, the Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake, like its predecessors, setting out to combine the visual elegance of a coupe with the practicality of an estate. If you happen to be familiar with the Volkswagen Arteon at all, it'll be as a Fastback, a five-door Gran Turismo-like body style that continues to be sold. The Shooting Brake model aims to broaden the Arteon's appeal, which needs doing because it hasn't sold in very large numbers since its arrival in 2018. The Shooting Brake joined the range as the line-up was facelifted in mid-2020 and as with its Fastback stablemate, can be had in conventional guise, as an EV eHybrid plug-in or as a sporting Arteon R model.

Driving Experience

The engine range kicks off with a 150PS 1.5 TSI petrol unit with 6-speed manual transmission, but most will want the 2.0 TDI diesel, which in base form comes with 7-speed DSG auto gearboxes and a 150PS output. There's also a high power biturbo 2.0 TDI 200PS diesel option. Alternatively, there's a 190PS 2.0 TSI petrol unit, also with a DSG auto 'box. There are no mild hybrid powertrains because they won't work with this car's MQB platform. Beyond the mainstream powerplants, there are also a couple of engines new to Arteon buyers. The Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid uses the plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Passat GTE, a 160PS 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol powerplant mated to a 115PS electric motor giving a combined output of 215PS via a DSG auto gearbox. This plug-in model offers an electric driving range of 33 miles and can run in all electric form at up to 87mph. At the top of the range is the Arteon R, which uses a 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine with 320PS, a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox and an updated 4MOTION four-wheel-drive system. Refinement is excellent, as is ride quality thanks to a specially developed four-link independent rear suspension set-up that can be embellished with a sophisticated 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system. You won't really want to go throwing this Volkswagen about: it isn't really that kind of car. But what it lacks when it comes to driving on its door handles it more than makes up for with exemplary trans-continental-style cruising ability.

Design and Build

The Shooting Brake body style is the same width and length as the Fastback Arteon but is 19mm taller with a flatter, longer roofline that creates this variant's unique rear end with its angled tailgate, tapering glasshouse and prominent D-pillars. The result of all that is that inside, you get more headroom, 17mm more up-front and 48mm more in the rear. There's also bigger 565-litre boot - though bear in mind the capacity falls by 110-litres in the eHybrid PHEV variant due to the battery pack beneath the floor. Fold the rear seats in the conventionally engined models and there's up to 1632-litres of space available. This Shooting Brake model does of course share the visual updates made to the Fastback variant, which include a restyled grille, revised LED headlights and smarter alloy wheel designs. At the wheel, it all feels much classier than a Passat. This updated Arteon gets a re-designed dashboard with a smarter upper section, a standard 10.25 inch digital instrument display, a revised steering wheel and Volkswagen's most up-to-date infotainment system, offered either with 8-inch or 9.2-inch touchscreens.

Market and Model

There's a premium of around £800 to choose this Shooting Brake body style rather than the Fastback variant. Shooting brake prices start at around £33,000. Across the range, there are three trim levels - 'SE Nav' (for the hatch model only), then 'Elegance' and 'R-Line' for both body styles. Plus there's a top of the range high performance R variant. 'Elegance'-trim models are marked out by their 18-inch 'Almere' alloy wheels and gain keyless entry across both body styles, a rear-view camera and Travel Assist - Volkswagen's adaptive cruise control and lane keeping system. On the inside, the Arteon 'Elegance' benefits from luxuries such as a leather-wrapped capacitive steering wheel with touch controls, heated seats, and voice control, while drivers can also choose between driving profiles for a customisable driving experience. The Arteon 'R-Line' offers distinctive, 19-inch 'Montevideo' alloys, while dual trapezoidal exhaust tips on each side of the bumper are moulded into a standard R-Line body kit, for an assertive, sporting appearance. A sunroof is standard on all 'R-Line' cars, while the Shooting Brake gains a standard-fit panoramic sunroof. Both cars also receive rear tinted glass and interior ambient lighting with 30 colour options. Across the entire range, all Arteon models feature Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 3Zone climate control, Digital Cockpit, LED headlights, Wireless App Connect and Volkswagen's 'We Connect Plus' package, which adds live data services to the standard 8-inch Discover Navigation system.

Cost of Ownership

As you'd expect, the Arteon Shooting Brake is extremely class-competitive in terms of WLTP running costs. The 2.0 TDI 150PS variant that most will choose manages up to 58.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 136g/km of WLTP-rated CO2 in DSG auto form - not bad for a 148mph luxury conveyance. For the 190PS 2.0 TSI petrol variant, the figures are 38.2mpg and 179g/km. Insurance groups range between 21E-27E. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your Arteon will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. Plus your car will come with three years of pan-European Roadside Assistance that has no mileage restriction. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this model is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package.

Summary

We can quickly envisage a situation where most Arteon sales are of this Shooting Brake model. It's more distinctive, not only than its Fastback showroom stablemate but also than most other stylised mid-sized executive sector models that potential customers will be looking at around this price point. Most probably either the Audi A5 Sportback or the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Or perhaps estate versions of the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 or the Mercedes C-Class. Would rather have an Arteon Shooting Brake than any of those. It's more practical, better equipped for the money and arguably better built. And most of all, people will take a second glance at it - in a good way. No one you know will properly have this car on their shortlist in this segment. But add it anyway. And make your driveway a more distinctive place.

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