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 R 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 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 silver door-mirrors’ caps were on the options list, but the four rectangular exhausts in the back were fitted as standard.
The technical innovations of the Arteon R 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.
Volkswagen’s engineers installed the most powerful 2.0-liter engine available in the storage. The 320 hp, twin-turbo, gasoline engine was paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It sent its power in all corners via an 8-speed automatic transmission.