The 2019 VW Arteon made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, boasting a 2.0-liter TSI engine and 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard, along with a multitude of premium features and a class leading warranty.
As standard, you get keyless access and push-button start, climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, 18″ wheels, full LED headlights, rear view camera, Forward Collision Warning, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert and DCC adaptive damping.
Available options include the VW Digital Cockpit, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, massaging driver’s seat, and the Dynaudio premium sound system. Customers looking for even more active safety tech can add Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Assist, Light Assist, Park Distance Control, Park Assist and Area View.
“The Arteon is Volkswagen’s brand shaper,” stated North American CEO, Hinrich J. Woebcken. “This car is the spiritual successor to the CC, but it is bolder and faster. Arteon has the style and performance of a luxury Gran Turismo for about the price of a fully loaded midsize sedan.” Unfortunately, U.S. pricing has yet to be announced.
The only available engine will be a 2.0-liter TSI unit, producing 268 HP and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. Mated to it is an 8-speed automatic transmission, with 4Motion all-wheel drive available on every trim level. The Arteon also features a 6-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper transferable Limited Warranty.
VW dealers in the U.S. will welcome the 2019 Arteon in the third quarter of 2018, giving buyers three trim levels to choose from in the SE, SEL and SEL Premium. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect it to start from the low-to-mid $30k range.