The Volkswagen Arteon has another update on the way so that the German automaker can keep the big saloon fresh. These spy shots reveal that it's receiving an interior overhaul by gaining a huge tablet on the dashboard.
Starting on the inside, the big display is by far the most significant change there. Given that the current Arteon has an 8-inch screen, this one looks to be in the 12- to 13-inch range to us, maybe even a bit more.
Gallery: Volkswagen Arteon Refresh Spy Shots
In addition, the development team screws a panel around the instrument panel that might be hiding revisions in this area. The centre console also has a cover over it, indicating some design updates here.
The photographer blurs out the equipment attached to the passenger side of the dashboard and in the footwell. None of this appears to be material for a production vehicle, though.
On the outside, the Arteon's front end has some small placeholder elements near the headlights. These might be for covering the future location of sensors for improved driving assistance tech. The rest of the exterior styling doesn't seem to change on this estate.
The powertrains aren't significantly changing, according to Motor.es. Although, some of the options might gain a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
It's not clear when the refreshed Arteon might debut. The changes don't appear to be very extensive, except for the interior updates. The 2022 model year example is already on sale in the US.
The Arteon debuted in 2017 in Europe and made its North American premiere in 2018. VW unveiled a refreshed version in 2020, and Europe received the estate and R variants. The US only got the updated saloon.
This will be the final major upgrade for the Arteon. VW won't replace it at the end of the model's life, according to Motor.es.