Making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2019 Arteon is a mid-sized sedan that will be available with optional 4Motion® all-wheel drive.
2019 Volkswagon Arteon
The Arteon will be a flagship top of the line upmarket luxury touring sedan with a premium interior. The wheelbase is longer than the Volkswagen CC (that it will replace) giving it a much more planted stance. The luxury sedan has already been on the European market since mid-2017. Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen says, “This car is the spiritual successor to the CC, but it is bolder and faster”.
- 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI® gasoline engine with direct injection.
- 268 horsepower.
- 258 lb-ft torque.
- 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Optional 4Motion® all-wheel drive.
- 18″ aluminum alloy wheels (19″ wheel available).
- Fastback design.
- Wide planted stance.
- Sloping rear roofline.
- LED headlights.
- LED taillights.
- Chrome grille.
- Frameless side windows.
- Dual trapezoidal exhaust tips.
- Rear spoiler.
- Sports seats.
- Heated front seats (ventilated cooling seats available).
- Available; massaging driver’s seat, Nappa leather, and memory seats.
- 3 zone climate control.
- 8″ touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®.
- Puch start button.
- Keyless entry.
- Car-Net connected vehicle services.
- Dynaudio® premium audio.
- Panoramic sunroof.
- Easy-open power trunk (activated by ‘kicking foot action’ under rear bumper).
The Volkswagen Arteon will have all the latest safety technology including Adaptive Cruise Contol (ACC) with Stop and Go as an option. Foward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), and Blind Spot Monitor (with Rear Traffic Alert) are all standard. Safety features also optional on the Arteon will be Lane Departure Warning with Lane Assist, High Beam Control, Park Assist and an Overhead Camera View.
“In addition, the 2019 Arteon offers a combination of both passive and active safety systems that are engineered to meet or exceed current crash regulations. These systems include the class-exclusive Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and a reactive hood”, says VW.
Warranty coverage will be 6 years or 72, 000 miles, bumper-to-bumper. One of the longest limited warranties available on new cars today.
- SEL Premium
When will it be available?
The Volkswagen Arteon is expected to arrive in dealers by Fall of 2018. For more information, you can contact your Volkswagen dealer.
This car will be a great alternative for a customer looking for all the features of an Audi but with a Volkswagen price.
“Volkswagen Arteon European Sales Figures.” Carsalesbase.com, 8 Feb. 2018,
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