Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia is now accepting pre-bookings for the all-new Arteon, and the fully imported Arteon R-Line is expected to be priced between RM290,000 and RM310,000. The five-door fastback first made its Malaysian premiere at the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) 2018.

For specifications, the Arteon will be powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder TSI engine producing 280 PS and 350 Nm of torque. These outputs are sent the all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch (wet clutch) gearbox and 4Motion permanent all-wheel-drive.

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is available, offering several drive modes such as Eco, Normal, Comfort, Sport and Individual. The automaker’s famous XDS electronic differential lock is standard, too. The R-Line rides on 19-inch wheels, although it’s unclear if it’s the same Montevideo unit (pictured below) from the model displayed at PACE 2018.

Equipment list include the new Active Info Display (fully digital instrument cluster), top-of-the-line 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system with gesture control and Wireless App-Connect (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), as well as 360-degree area view camera.

Note that the inbound Arteon comes fitted with interior and exterior R-Line styling package, and is available in eight colours – Manganese Grey, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, Romance Red, Urano Grey, Turmeric Yellow, Oryx White Pearl and Pyrite Silver. Interested to take a sneak peek at the flagship fastback? Well, be sure to click here to register your interest.

The Arteon will also be visiting dealerships for a nationwide tour; click on the image below for the full list.

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GALLERY: Volkswagen Arteon at PACE 2018