The Volkswagen Arteon plug-in hybrid is now available to order, with an electric-only range of up to 39 miles and CO2 emissions from 26g/km.
The 218 PS eHybrid becomes the most powerful engine in the range, and is available across the two body styles of fastback and Shooting Brake.
The plug-in hybrid system comprises a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine supported by an electric motor, together providing a peak power output of 218 PS and torque of 400 Nm. Prices start at £39,905 for the fastback in Elegance trim.
The new plug-in hybrid drivetrain has a 13 kWh battery which can provide an electric-only range of up to 39 miles, while the 115 PS electric motor can power the Arteon along at speeds up to 80 mph. Both Arteon models can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 7.8 seconds and onto a top speed of 138 mph.
The enhanced Arteon range is now available to order in over 20 configurations, split equally between the fastback and Shooting Brake models, with the new hybrid option now available across both body styles. Two equipment lines remain available – Elegance and R-Line – with the latest hybrid drivetrain available on both.
The battery in the new eHybrid can be charged in five hours using a domestic 3-pin plug. This time reduces to 3 hours 33 minutes when using a 3.6kW AC charger.