2019 Volkswagen Arteon
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s new fastback flagship in the United States designed to use the area and features of a midsize luxury sedan, made its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
Positioned above the Passat in the VW lineup, the Arteon will change the CC sedan.The Volkswagen CC is dead, long live the Volkswagen Arteon! With its range-topping coupe breathing its dying breath in 2017, it was only a matter of time prior to its replacement, the Arteon, hit the U.S. auto show circuit.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Exterior
On the outside, the Arteon will differ from any VW sedan prior to it, thanks to its unique styling. It will draw a few of its style hints from the new Atlas SUV, like its headlights, long and thin taillights, and its abundance of sharp body lines. Like the CC that preceded it, the Arteon will boast a coupe roofline, however what sets it apart is its new MQB platform, which enables a more cab-rearward setup, offering it a longer hood and shorter overhangs. Standard exterior features are in abundance, as this sharp sedan will include basic LED headlights and taillights, a chrome grille, frameless side windows, dual exhaust exits, a rear wing, 18-inch wheels, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Interior
The interior will take VW style to another new level with its premium products, trapezoidal style, and loads of basic features This long list of goodies will consist of basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Buyers can opt for the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, too.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Engine
Under its hood, the Arteon will come with a single engine option: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This power will go to the front wheels, or all four wheels with the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, by means of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Arteon will also boast a standard adaptive damping system. Security ratings will have to wait until we get closer to its release date, however we expect
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing & Release Date
VW anticipates to have the 2019 Arteon struck dealers at some point in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Pricing stays unpredictable in the meantime, however we expect it to be a tick greater than the last variation of the CC. For reference, the 2017 CC ranged from $35,340 to $38,685 (destination charge included).
The VW Arteon will fall in a strange gap in the market, as it’s not a full luxury car, but it’s not a typical sedan. This leaves its competition quite broad. Its rivals may include the higher-trimmed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, along with the lower-trimmed BMW 3-Series and Acura TLX.
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