The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the marque’s new fastback flagship in the U.S. developed to provide the space and facilities of a midsize luxury sedan, made its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
Positioned 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 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 distinct styling. It will draw a few 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, but what sets it apart is its new MQB platform, which enables a more cab-rearward setup, providing it a longer hood and shorter overhangs. Basic exterior features remain in abundance, as this sharp sedan will include basic 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 standard features This long list of goodies will consist of basic leatherette seats with heat, push-button start, three-zone automated environment control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Buyers can go with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, too.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Engine
Under its hood, the Arteon will come with a single engine choice: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 268 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. This power will go to the front wheels, or all four wheels with the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, via an eight-speed automated transmission. The Arteon will likewise boast a basic adaptive damping system. Safety rankings will need to wait till we get closer to its release date, but we expect
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Pricing & Release Date
VW expects to have the 2019 Arteon hit dealers sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2018. Pricing remains uncertain in the meantime, however we anticipate it to be a tick greater than the last variation of the CC. For referral, the 2017 CC ranged from $35,340 to $38,685 (location cost consisted of).
The VW Arteon will fall in a weird gap in the market, as it’s not a full luxury car, but it’s not a regular sedan. This leaves its competitors pretty broad. Its rivals might consist of the higher-trimmed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, as well as the lower-trimmed BMW 3-Series and Acura TLX.