The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s new fastback flagship in the U.S. developed to provide the space and features of a midsize luxury sedan, made its North American launching at the Chicago Auto Show.
Positioned above the Passat in the VW lineup, the Arteon will replace 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 before its replacement, the Arteon, struck the United States 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 cues 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 allows for a more cab-rearward setup, providing it a longer hood and shorter overhangs. Standard exterior features are in abundance, as this sharp sedan will consist of standard 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 design to another new level with its premium materials, trapezoidal style, and loads of standard features This long list of goodies will include basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Purchasers 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 head to the front wheels, or all four wheels with the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, by means of an eight-speed automated transmission. The Arteon will likewise boast a basic adaptive damping system. Safety rankings will need to wait till we get closer to its release date, but we anticipate
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing & Release Date
VW expects to have the 2019 Arteon hit dealerships sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Pricing remains unsure in the meantime, but we anticipate it to be a tick greater than the last variation of the CC. For recommendation, the 2017 CC ranged from $35,340 to $38,685 (location cost consisted of).
The VW Arteon will fall in an unusual space in the market, as it’s not quite a full luxury car, however it’s not a regular 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.