Volkswagen Arteon checked for safetySeptember 16, 2020
Volkswagen has redesigned the Arteon for 2020 and the model is now eligible for the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
However, despite the improved performance, it was unable to win the Top Safety Pick + award for headlights in the base SE, which did not provide sufficient nighttime illumination and were rated “poor”. However, adaptive LED headlamps offered in the SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line grades were rated “good,” with the agency claiming “visibility was good on both sides of the road” and added that “straight and when cornering, the dipped beam never exceeded the brightness limits. “
In other tests, the Volkswagen Arteon was able to avoid collisions with other cars at speeds of 19 and 40 km / h, as well as avoid crashes or slow down in tests that simulate the passage of adults and children in front of the vehicle. That being said, he “could not slow down in tests that simulate an adult walking along the road in the same direction as the vehicle,” notes IIHS.
Offered in four trim levels starting at $ 35,995 for the FWD version and $ 37,895 for the AWD models, the 2020 Arteon has autonomous emergency braking as standard with pedestrian monitoring, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic assist. automatic braking system after a collision, ESC, ABS and eight airbags.
The list can be expanded with an optional package that includes lane keeping assist, park assist, overhead cameras, high beam control and adaptive cruise control.
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