For Volkswagen fans, we are sure that you know that the Arteon has been on sale overseas for quite some time now. And now, the automaker has good news for United States fans as the midsize sedan makes its debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. And speaking of the model, it is set to go on sale in the US during the third quarter of the year. The Arteon now has more cabin space, and is a better and more modern replacement for the VW CC.
The Arteon, a midsized sedan with a four-door coupe like roofline, is based on the same MQB modular platform, as models like the Golf, Tiguan, and the new Jetta. Similar to the CC that came before it, the Arteon is sleeker, and has better styling elements. In fact, it acts as a good alternative to the Passat sedan.
Though similar to the CC, the Arteon has a wheelbase that is five inches longer than the CC, making it longer and wider - meaning that it gives more space to the passengers. In contrary to that, it gets shorter overhangs that make it look extra sporty.
It is similar to the new Jetta in that its bodywork has a flat panel, combined with strong creases and line that make it look very modern. Frameless windows like that of a coupe, and a set of 18 inch wheels (or optional 19 inch wheels), LED lighting for the head lights and tail lights, chrome window trim, and a subtle trunklid spoiler, all come standard.
When moving inside the Arteon’s cabin, you could tell that it is design focused too, with metal trim, an optional full colour design instrument cluster, and an 8 inch infotainment system, with a touchscreen function that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Other things that it features include a push-button start, heated leatherette seats, and a backup camera. Some of its safety features include pre-collision braking and blind spot warning. Other than that, the seats are dressed in Nappa leather, can be cooled and has massage features (for the driver’s seat at least). There is also an impressive panoramic sunroof, a kick to open trunk, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, self parking, and a 360 degree camera.
What powers the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is a 2.0 liter inline four engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to an eight speed automatic with an engine stop-start. There is also an optional 4 Motion all wheel drive available.
This model will be available in several trims including the SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. And pricing for this will be announced later on in the year before it arrives in showrooms.