2021 VW Arteon and new Arteon Shooting Brake to debut June 24

Volkswagen’s Arteon is about to come in for a subtle facelift, and included in the range this time will be a wagon, plug-in hybrid, and high-performance Arteon R.

Sadly, only one of those new options is expected to reach the United States…the hybrid.

We should have more details soon as VW will unveil its updated Arteon on June 24. It will arrive in showrooms later in the year as a 2021 model.

Teaser sketches reveal the look of the updated Arteon and new Arteon wagon, which VW calls the Arteon Shooting Brake.

Teaser for 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake debuting June 24, 2020

From spy shots of prototypes, we know the styling tweaks will be minor, consisting of a new grille with fewer horizontal slats, a new front fascia, and slightly revised taillights.

More substantial updates are planned for the interior, including a new dash design with a

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Warranty and Roadside Assistance Coverage: What You Need to Know

Battery warranties for hybrid and electric vehicles:

Battery warranties for conventional hybrid cars, such as the Toyota Prius, and plug-in hybrids, such as the Chevrolet Volt, are straightforward: The primary purpose of a hybrid drive system is to reduce air pollution from the gasoline engine by cutting down on the amount of fuel the car burns. And so batteries and associated equipment are considered part of the overall emissions system. Under federal emissions rules, they must be warrantied for at least eight years or 100,000 miles.

California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations require even more coverage: Hybrids sold in the states covered by California’s mandate must carry a minimum 10-year/150,000-mile warranty on their battery systems. As of this date, the states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, according to the California Air Resources Board.

In addition to the high-voltage battery packs themselves,

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Joe Bortz’s New Toy Tempts Radwood Set

Joe Bortz is the original dream car collector. In the early 1980s, the Chicago restaurant chain entrepreneur began trading in classic pre-war Cadillacs and Duesenbergs for cars like the General Motors Motorama 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special. He began to scout the legendary Detroit junkyard Warhoops to look for such cars from the 1950s and ’60s, that were supposed to be crushed or drawn-and-quartered [like his 1953 Buick Wildcat I, which was drawn-and-quartered until his restorer put its pieces together], and pioneered a new sort of automotive collecting.

More recently, Bortz joined the Radwood movement, though he is not familiar with the term. “We call them young-timers,” he says of millennial enthusiasts who have begun curating car shows full of 1980s and ’90s metal.

A Radwood-y Car

In fact, Bortz may be a bit ahead of the Radwood young-timers, having added a trio of turn-of-the-millennium Ford Motor Company concepts recently. About

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