2019 Volkswagen Arteon
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s new fastback flagship in the U.S. created to provide the space and amenities 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 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 U.S. auto show circuit.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Exterior
On the outdoors, the Arteon will be unlike any VW sedan before it, thanks to its unique styling. It will draw a few of its design 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, but exactly what sets it apart is its new MQB platform, which enables a more cab-rearward setup, giving it a longer hood and much shorter overhangs. Standard exterior features remain in abundance, as this sharp sedan will include 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 basic features This long list of goodies will include basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automated 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 feature a single engine option: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. This power will visit the front wheels, or all 4 wheels with the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Arteon will also boast a standard adaptive damping system. Security ratings will have to wait up until we get closer to its release date, however we anticipate
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing & Release Date
VW expects to have the 2019 Arteon struck dealers at some point in the third quarter of 2018. Pricing stays unpredictable in the meantime, however we anticipate it to be a tick greater than the last version of the CC. For referral, the 2017 CC varied from $35,340 to $38,685 (destination cost included).
The VW Arteon will fall in a strange space in the market, as it’s not a complete high-end car, but it’s not a regular sedan. This leaves its competition pretty broad. Its competitors might consist of the higher-trimmed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, along with the lower-trimmed BMW 3-Series and Acura TLX.