A new entry-level grade with a 190 horse engine joins the Volkswagen Arteon family as it arrives to the Middle East region this month.

The notably dynamic fastback model made its debut to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show in March and will now be introduced in both Base and Elegance models to the Middle East to accompany the existing 280 horsepower Elegance

The Arteon combines a sporty charisma, great flexibility, excellent spaciousness in an emotional fastback design. Modifications differ slightly between the new entry level grades ‘Base (S)’, ‘Elegance (SE)’ and the top of the line Elegance 4-Motion (SEL), R-Line; nevertheless, the 190 horse Arteon still scores with attributes such as excellent rear legroom and luggage compartment, front-wheel drive as well as digitalised controls. Further optional features include an Active Info Display (fully digital and programmable instruments), a head up display and a new Discover Pro Infotainment system with a 9.2in glass screen and gesture control.

Andrew Savvas, Brand Director, Volkswagen Middle East said: “The Arteon 190hp follows the recent and successful introduction of the Arteon R-Line to the region — a vehicle which has certainly turned heads. The introduction of the Base and Elegance models with the 190hp engine has allowed us to offer our customers the full range to meet varying price points.”

The Arteon comes in four different trim lines: ‘Base (S), Elegance (SE), Elegance 4-Motion (SEL) and R-Line with a 2.0 TSI engine starting at Dh139,207 including VAT.