Expect to see the VW Arteon at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on December 27, 2017

Volkswagen has finally revealed the long-awaited Arteon in Europe, after it made its debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. As known by many, the Arteon will serve as a replacement to the sleek CC model. Luckily for the European market, they can already get behind the wheel of this model. We have yet to see this sedan in North America, but the good news is that we do not have to wait much longer.

If our sources are right, the new VW Arteon will make an appearance in the US soil at the upcoming 2018 Chicago Auto Show in February 2018. It will then go on sale a few months after that. For those who are considering getting this car, expect the 2019 Arteon to have an asking price of $34,500 in the United States, similar to the price range of the outgoing CC. For European buyers, the Arteon will be priced at £34,305.

Similar to models like the Golf, Atlas and the upcoming Jetta, among other upcoming models, the US-spec Arteon will be riding on the same VW Group’s MQB platform. So under its hood will be a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four engine that can also be found in the European model.

This engine can carry out as much as 276 horsepower (205 kilowatts), which is an upgrade when comparing it to the CC that only carries out 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). The engine will likely be paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and customers could choose between a standard front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive that is available as an option.

Moreover, there are rumours that the Arteon will also be offered in a different engine option apart from the standard four-cylinder. The other option will be two V6 powered engines that might join the lineup. Besides that, there is also a range-topping 3.0 liter VR6 that is currently under development. When equipped, it could deliver up to 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) in the top-spec R trim. If the Arteon gets that much power, it will be able to directly go up against cars like the Kia Stinger GT. This will be a good car for those who seek a fast 4-door vehicle. Other options that the Arteon will compete with include the Buick Regal Sportback and the Audi A5 Sportback.

We have not received a lot of details regarding the VW Arteon’s performance figures. But already, it sounds like a promising model. Stay tuned for more details on the Arteon’s performance and price when it makes its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. The show is scheduled to take place at the McCormick Place starting on February 10, 2018.

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