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2022 Volkswagen Arteon named TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the 2022 Arteon will be a 2022 . is called TOP SAFETY CHOICE by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with LED headlamps and the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with dynamic cornering lighting.

“TOP SAFETY CHOICE” is based on “good” ratings in six crash resistance tests plus no less than an “acceptable” rating for available headlamps, and no less than an “advanced” rating for both frontal crash prevention tests. The Arteon 2022 scores good ratings in the six crash-resistance evaluations. The Front Assist system, standard on all Arteon models, receives a superior rating for the prevention of frontal collisions between vehicles and an advanced rating for the prevention of frontal collisions between vehicles and pedestrians.

Volkswagen’s Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist) are intended to warn drivers of potential front collisions (Forward Collision Warning) with vehicles and pedestrians and in some cases to provide automatic braking assistance (Autonomous Emergency Braking). . Within the physical system limits, Forward Collision Warning warns the driver of potentially critical front-end collision situations, both audibly and visually through a warning symbol in the instrument panel if the car is traveling above 29 mph. In addition, an automatic brake application can warn the driver of the danger. If the driver does not brake, Autonomous Emergency Braking is activated to help slow the vehicle. If the car is traveling below 30 km/h and the system detects a potential front impact, Autonomous Emergency Braking is activated without a prior audible and visual warning. If the brake pedal is depressed but the driver brakes too lightly, the braking pressure is increased by the system (Braking Support).

In addition to Front Assist, other standard driver assistance features offered on the 2022 Arteon include Side Assist (Blind Spot Monitor) and Rear Traffic Alert. Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE technology is standard on the SEL and SEL Premium versions and enables Travel Assist (semi-automatic driver assistance), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Go, Lane Assist (Lane Keeping System) and Emergency Assist (semi-automatic driver assistance) possible. automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency). In addition to IQ.DRIVE, the Arteon features Park Distance Control, Park Assist (Parking Steering Assistant), Dynamic Road Sign Display, Light Assist (High Beam Control for headlights) and Area View (Overhead View Camera).

For the 2022 model year, the Arteon is available in three trim levels – SE R-Line, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line – with R-Line content now standard inside and out. The Arteon also features a new 2.0-liter TSI engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, up from 268 hp and 258 lb-ft in previous models. A seven-speed DSG® transmission with Tiptronic® replaces the eight-speed automatic.

The SE R-Line features a new 18-inch wheel design, adds Park Distance Control front and rear, and includes wireless charging. For the SEL R-Line, 4Motion all-wheel drive is now standard and 20-inch dark graphite wheels are available. The SEL Premium R-Line retains the same level of premium content as the 2021 model year carryover.

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is standard on all models, as is the MIB3 infotainment system with navigation and wireless App-Connect and wireless charging for compatible devices.

SOURCE: Volkswagen of America