Volkswagen is expanding the range of the current Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake with new engines and trim levels.

The enhanced Arteon range is now available to order in no fewer than 26 configurations, split equally between 13 Arteon fastback and 13 Arteon Shooting Brake models, with new drivetrain options now available across both body styles. Three equipment lines remain availabl e – SE Nav, Elegance and R-Line – with the range-topping 320 PS R models scheduled to arrive in the UK in 2021. An eHybrid powertrain will also debut in the Arteon fastback and Arteon Shooting Brake in due course.

The initial wave of engine and gearbox options in new Arteon opened for order last month and now Volkswagen is extending that selection significantly with, among much else, the arrival of the entry-level 1.5-litre 150 PS TSI engine in 6-speed manual gearbox form for the first time which further lowers the entry-level price for this already keenly priced model.

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In fastback form, and when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 1.5 TSI-equipped Arteon covers the 0-62 mph sprint in 8.9 seconds, and will reach a top speed of 137 mph. Depending on the trim chosen, the car is capable of up to 44.8 mpg.

In new Shooting Brake guise, the 1.5 TSI will hustle its occupants from rest to 62 mph in as little as 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 135 mph. Depending on trim selected, the car will record up to 44.1 mpg.

Also joining the Arteon line-up in this second wave of powertrains is the most potent unit yet available to order: the 2.0-litre 200 PS TDI which is offered with the brand’s highly regarded 7-speed DSG and in front-wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive.

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Across the entire range, the revised Arteon and new Arteon Shooting Brake feature Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), 3Zone climate control, Digital Cockpit, LED headlights Wireless App Connect, and We Connect Plus adding live data services to the 8-inch Discover Navigation system.