VW unveils interior details of new Arteon

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Volkswagen has revealed details of the interior specification of its new Arteon, which is intended to compete with cars such as the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The new car will be available as a saloon and ‘shooting brake’.

Based on its modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform, VW has sought to maximize interior space, highlighted by what it says is class-leading rear legroom of 1,016mm, with a 565-liter trunk on the shooting brake version.

The interior marks a step up in equipment for VW’s offerings and includes features such as touch sliders for air-conditioning operation as well as the integration of similar controls in the steering wheel.

Following on from the introduction of a Harman/Kardon audio system in the VW Golf in 2019, the Arteon will receive the same option, customized for the larger vehicle and featuring a total of 12 speakers powered by a 700W, 16-channel Ethernet amplifier.

If buyers select the premium sound option, they will have access to four sound settings – Pure, Chill Out, Live and Energy – which users can adjust to reflect their listening preferences. Meanwhile, says VW, Fraunhofer IIS’s Sonamic Panorama algorithm brings further spatiality to the listening experience by separating the individual sound sources from a stereo recording and evenly distributing them in a U-shaped soundstage that surrounds the driver and passengers.

Further helping customers tailor the car to their mood, there is an option for background lighting that can be adjusted through 30 colors, with lighting in the trim panels, doors and instrument panel.

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