The Arteon comes packed with kit as standard because it’s one of VW’s premium cars. You get digital instruments behind the steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen. There are 18-inch alloys as standard, LED self-levelling headlights and Nappa leather upholstery. The latest Arteon has VW’s latest generation of adaptive cruise control, too, which recognises speed limits and adapts the car’s speed accordingly, as well as “predictive cruise control” which adjusts the car’s speed on approaching bends, roundabouts and junctions.
Emergency assist has changed too, as the latest system can put on the hazards and move the car into the hard shoulder while braking if it senses the driver has become incapacitated.
You can pay £800 for an aerial-view and rear-view camera, £920 for an electrically operated tailgate via a waggled foot under the bumper, £660 for park assist, £350 for heated rear seats and £1,010 for a “Dynamic Confidence” sound pack consisting of a 16-channel digital amplifier, and 11 speakers plus a subwoofer.