2018 VW Arteon Celebrates Launch With Detailed New Gallery [94 Pics]

With the launch of the new Arteon already behind us, VW saw fit to release a new mega-gallery of their stylish 4-door offering.

The new VW fastback is launching with a range of six turbocharged TSI petrol and TDI diesel units, with the most powerful of them featuring the company’s 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard.

The range is divided into three trim levels: Arteon, Arteon R-Line and Arteon Elegance. The R-Line focuses on sportiness while the Elegance is leaning towards on the premium side of things.

Every single version of the Arteon will come with standard features such as LED headlights and taillights, LED daytime running lights, Keyless Go, stainless steel door tread plates, VW’s Composition audio with eight speakers and auxiliary-USB ports, an electronically controlled climate system, semi-electric front seats, Driver Alert system and Progressive Steering among others.

The R-Line version features high-gloss black front air intakes, a sports steering wheel dressed in leather, Alcantara/leather heated seats, 18-inch Sebring alloy wheels, unique R-Line bumpers, chrome-plated tailpipes and more.

The Elegance version on the other hand comes with chrome wing mirror caps, LED taillights with dynamic indicator light function, contrast stitching on the Alcantara/leather heated seats and floor mats and 18-inch Muscat alloys among others.

The new VW Arteon is also the company’s first model to feature so many driver assistance systems, with highlights including the Emergency Assist 2.0, which can bring the car safely to a halt if necessary, and the Pre-Crash occupant protection system which monitors vehicles behind and besides you, closing the windows and sunroof and preloading the belt tensioners if an imminent crash is detected.

VW claims that interior space is above-average, thanks to the Arteon’s 2,841mm-long wheelbase, while other high-tech features include things like the Active Info Display in the driver’s instrument cluster and an optional 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control.

The range of available engines will kick off with the 148hp (150PS) 1.5-litre TSI, followed by the 2.0-litre TSI which is offered in 187hp (190PS) and 276hp (280PS) versions. The diesel range includes the 2.0-litre TDI with 148hp (150PS), 187hp (190PS) or a range-topping 236hp (240PS) version.

The base petrol engine, as well as the 148hp and the 187hp diesel models are coming with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the rest of the range offered only with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.


  • Dennis James

    Can’t say it’s ugly, but it’s…generic looking, more so than past VW cars. And this is not a good thing.

    • notthistimecobber

      Well yeh. Nobody knows their market better than vw group

  • TheHake

    Like… like, like, like, like, like, like!

  • Akira

    I thought the face could grow on me but no it just looks weird. Also is that seat made to looks like carbon fiber? Can you actually do that with real leather or is this just basically cheap vinyl?

    • Matt

      Renault has a similar carbonfibre-effect on the Megane 275’s Recaros.

      I’m quite sure it’s a synthetic material. Very durable though.

  • onion

    kia stinger much much much better

  • nastinupe

    Audi better make the new 2019 A7 pretty because this thing is pretty nice and Audi has been screwing up their design language lately. I would happily buy this and save me $30k over the A7.

  • Kagan

    automatic trans boring in normal cars.

  • Sébastien

    why did they take the Passat interior as is 🙁

    doesn’t even look upscale from inside

  • Toronado_II

    The merge of the front grill with the headlights and the bumper still looking like a missing part to me.

    So many pictures of the same… why don’t they show us the different way of the headlights, tail lights and turn signal. I like to see what a car will look at night.

  • Sweet car, love the hatch and the interior looks very nice. Overall a nice evolution of the CC. But I don’t see this replacing my 2013 CC R-Line 6-speed manual, since it won’t be available in the US with a manual.

  • Silimarina

    The biggest problem with this car is the price. I configured one with the 2.0 TSI 187HP and the final price was 50K + Euros, and that’s a lot for a VW with only 187 HP

    • nastinupe

      Are you serious!

    • nastinupe

      I just configured mine and it was 53k Euros. Wow, no way!

  • fabri99

    I like it quite a lot.

  • Dan

    looks like a Chevy Malibu from the side IMO

  • wonderdallas

    The aggressively proportioned, flattened wheel arches catch the light in abrupt ways. They tend to shorten the car where every other design element is suggesting length. It also makes the car look less hunkered than it should. Not sure if it will read better in person but I find them to be a wart on on otherwise sleek looking design.

  • Puddingpopper

    Too many lines on the back end, that crappy fake grille on the side is just that, crappy and ill thought out, and the more time I spend with the newer VW steering wheel the more i have to perform ergonomic gymnastics. VAG has lost their way imho

  • SteersUright

    They knocked it out of the park, thats a beautiful car and easily the best looking in its class. Interior is stunning too and nothing short of $50k luxury cars come close. I truly hope it drives as great as it looks.

  • Vassilis

    Beautiful car.

  • Sleek but not outstanding, and reminds me a lot of some other cars like… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6a2b6ac78a955981f62bf3e4062b1bc346268a9502649f8557501d8369286c9.jpg

  • Yombrian

    honestly the best headlight + front grill combination out there. But the blandest rear.

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