VOLKSWAGEN has commenced sales of its beautiful, generously-appointed, limited model: the Arteon R-Line Edition.

The Arteon R-Line Edition builds upon the equipment arsenal of the already comprehensively-specified Arteon R-Line, adding convenience features including keyless entry and helpful top-down camera system Area View, and driver assistance systems such as Side Assist Plus with rear traffic alert and Park Assist for added ease of use and safety.

Driver-focused extras also feature, including Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adding adaptive dampers with selectable and customisable driving modes. The model is instantly identifiable by its attractive, 20-inch ‘Rosario Black’ alloy wheels and is exclusively available in Moonstone Grey, with contrasting black roof and door mirror housings.

This considerable additional equipment package would cost £4,755 if specified individually to an Arteon R-Line.

However, each R-Line Edition variant is priced at only £845 above the equivalent R-Line. This means that the Arteon R-Line Edition offers a value boost of £3,930, while maintaining the Arteon’s premium status and ambience.

On the outside, the Arteon R-Line benefits from attractively designed and versatile dual LED headlights, which have a self-levelling function, dynamic light assist – a system to adapt the main beam to avoid dazzling other road users while maintaining the optimum illumination – and predictive cornering lights, as well as a poor weather mode, which ensures optimum visibility in situations where visibility may be impaired by environmental conditions.

The special-edition, exclusive model is limited to just 1,000 units globally, with 370 of these heading to the UK and deliveries expected to take place in early March.

The new Arteon R-Line Edition starts from £36,850 RRP on-the-road.

No MoT could prove costly

NEW research reveals that millions of drivers are at risk of being slapped with a fine, penalty points or even a driving ban for driving a car in a dangerous condition.

Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company, found that over 11.6 million drivers had not taken their car for its MoT before the previous one had expired.

Around one in 10 of those drivers (1.12m) admit to being repeat offenders, having done this six or more times.

According to the study, over 1.4m drivers said the main reason why they didn’t get their car MoTed before the previous one had expired was because they couldn’t afford the work it would need to gain a pass.

However, this could be a very costly decision.

Driving without a current MoT carries a fine of up to £1,000, while using a car deemed to be in dangerous condition could have drivers paying out up to £2,500, being hit with three penalty points or even a driving ban if it’s a repeat offence.