Volkswagen introduced a facelifted version for its four-door coupe in 2020.
The refreshed version featured different engines and an upgraded interior.
Usually, when a car receives a facelift, most of its parts are the same, and only some minor external and internal details are changed. It was not the same situation as the Arteon facelift. The car’s aggressive look and the few specific exterior details made the car look even better than before.
The Arteon facelift was available as a sedan and as a shooting-brake as well. Despite being a three-box sedan, both body versions had the same length with a hatch-back style rear end. The chromed lines on the grille and the integrated LED daytime running lights from the headlights made the Arteon one of the best-looking Volkswagen on the market at its launch.
The technical innovations of the Arteon continued inside the car as well. On the center stack, the car-maker installed a new generation of an infotainment system. It supported a wireless integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The manufacturer installed more safety devices on the car, including adaptive cruise control. A very appreciated feature of the car was the frameless windows system, which was kept.
Under the hood, the Arteon offered a choice of engines, both turbodiesel and turbocharged gasoline units. The standard transmission was a 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch) for the entire range. Power ranged between 150 hp and 190 hp. A plug-in hybrid version was made possible due to the MQB Evo platform.