The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s brand-new fastback flagship in the United States created to use the space and features of a midsize luxury sedan, made its North American launching at the Chicago Auto Show. Placed 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 just a matter of time prior to its replacement, the Arteon, struck the U.S. auto show circuit.
On the outdoors, the Arteon will differ from any VW sedan before it, thanks to its special styling. It will draw a few of its design cues from the brand-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 exactly what sets it apart is its brand-new MQB platform, which enables a more cab-rearward setup, giving it a longer hood and shorter overhangs. Basic exterior features remain in abundance, as this sharp sedan will include basic LED headlights and taillights, a chrome grille, frameless side windows, double exhaust exits, a rear wing, 18-inch wheels, and more.
The interior will take VW style to another brand-new level with its premium materials, trapezoidal style, and loads of standard features This long list of goodies will consist of basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automatic environment control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Purchasers can opt for the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, too.
Under its hood, the Arteon will include a single engine choice: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. This power will head 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 basic adaptive damping system. Safety scores will need to wait up until we get closer to its release date, however we anticipate
VW expects to have the 2019 Arteon hit dealerships sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Prices stays uncertain in the meantime, but we expect it to be a tick higher than the last version of the CC. For recommendation, the 2017 CC varied from $35,340 to $38,685 (location fee included).
The VW Arteon will fall in an odd gap in the market, as it’s not a full high-end car, but it’s not a normal sedan. This leaves its competitors quite broad. Its rivals might include the higher-trimmed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, in addition to the lower-trimmed BMW 3-Series and Acura TLX.