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WATCH: The Volkswagen Arteon tested on ice!

2019-03-24 12:00
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Photographer Tiaan Botha and Wheels24's Sean Parker rose early on a summer's morning to capture the splendid Volkswagen Arteon in Cape Town.

Driving in tough conditions takes courage and a sense for safety. The Arvidsjauer region of Sweden has frozen lakes that provide perfect conditions for taking VW's Arteon out for a test spin.

VW and other European manufacturers test their cars on the frozen lakes in the Arvidsjauer region.

Driving in these winter conditions with ice and snow in sub-freezing temperatures is no easy feat and you have to know what you're doing.

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The Arteon is one of the most striking cars from the German automaker. It has LED headlights have been built deep into the grille to give the Arteon a sporty look. It has 17" alloy wheels, LED headlights, tail lights, and chrome strips. It most certainly comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a luxury vehicle.

However, the Arteon is a lot more than that.

Volkswagen's Martin Hube says the main thing the automaker wanted to do was to call attention to the vehicle's driving dynamics. It's equipped with all-wheel drive and has a powerful 205kW 2.0-litre turbo engine.

It gives the vehicle a lot of traction and good response, making the driving dynamics exceptional.


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