2021 VW Arteon Debut; ID.4 Pics Leaked


VW announces Euro-spec Areton updates: grille and dash are revised, a new body style added and hybrid power is optional.

VW’s slinky flagship cruises into 2021 with available illuminated grille and logo—what VW calls the new “chrome.” The Digital Cockpit under a new leatherette dash pad is now standard. At the back, there’s revised badging. European buyers get a wagon-like Shooting Brake variant. Other options include a plug-in hybrid powertrain, R-developed high-output engine and high-end Harman/Kardon sound system.

VW didn’t release them, but Chinese sources leaked non-camo pics of VW’s MEB-based ID.4. It’s a crossover-like electric vehicle slightly shorter than the Tesla Model Y. Expect VW to import it for the States during 2021. Eventually, VW’s Tennessee plant will build it.