All will be revealed on June 24th.
When Volkswagen announced that the new 2021 Arteon facelift would debut on June 24, it provided a teaser image previewing the refreshed Arteon fastback sedan and wagon (that, alas, won't be coming stateside). Volkswagen's teaser showed exaggerated concept renders of the 2021 Arteon with massive wheels and a lower roofline than the real car.
Using the render as a basis, Nikita Chuyko from Kolsea has produced an accurate render showing what the toned-down production model will look like. The current Volkswagen Arteon is already an absolute stunner, so don't expect any dramatic design changes for the 2021 version. Based on the R trim, the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon depicted in the render has been updated with a slim LED light bar connecting the headlights, matching the look of the new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf.
Since this is based on the R-Line version, it also has a larger grille and massive side air intakes. Volkswagen hasn't previewed 2021 Arteon's rear design yet, but the render artist has added some subtle changes including updated L-shaped graphics for the taillights and a revised rear bumper.
More changes will be found inside, as Volkswagen has already confirmed the updated Arteon will have a redesigned cockpit and an upgraded infotainment system with enhanced connectivity features. New tech will include VW's semi-autonomous driving "Travel Assist" that can handle steering, acceleration and braking up to speeds of 130 mph, though the driver will still need to keep their hands on the wheel and be ready to intervene if necessary.
Engine options for the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon should carry over. In the US, the current Arteon is offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. A hotter Arteon R will also join the 2021 Arteon range with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that will reportedly produce 400 horsepower.
Before you get too excited, reports claim the hardcore Arteon R won't be coming to America, but we're still keeping our fingers crossed and hope to find out more when the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon debuts later this month.