The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s new fastback flagship in the U.S. designed to offer the space and features of a midsize high-end sedan, made its North American debut 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 only a matter of time prior to 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 some 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 permits a more cab-rearward setup, giving it a longer hood and much shorter overhangs. Basic exterior features remain in abundance, as this sharp sedan will consist of standard LED headlights and taillights, a chrome grille, frameless side windows, double exhaust exits, a rear wing, 18-inch wheels, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Interior
The interior will take VW style to another new level with its premium materials, trapezoidal design, and loads of standard features This long list of goodies will include basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automatic environment 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 come with a single engine alternative: 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 4 wheels with the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, by means of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Arteon will likewise boast a standard adaptive damping system. Safety rankings will need to wait up until we get closer to its release date, however we anticipate
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing & Release Date
VW anticipates to have the 2019 Arteon hit dealerships sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Rates remains uncertain in the meantime, however we expect it to be a tick greater than the last version of the CC. For reference, the 2017 CC varied from $35,340 to $38,685 (destination fee consisted of).
The VW Arteon will fall in an odd gap in the market, as it’s not quite a complete high-end car, but it’s not a regular sedan. This leaves its competitors quite broad. Its competitors may consist of the higher-trimmed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, as well as the lower-trimmed BMW 3-Series and Acura TLX.