VW finally showed the US-spec version of the 2019 Arteon at the Chicago Auto Show and revealed all the details of the new four-door coupe.
US customers will be offered a single powertrain option in the form of a 2.0-liter TSI with 268hp and 258lb-ft of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive available as an option.
The CC successor wants to lure customers into VW dealerships with its long list of standard features, including keyless access, three-zone climate control, full LED headlights, adaptive DCC dampers, rear-view camera, Forward Collision Warning, Front Assist and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
The interior gets leatherette seats (the front ones are heated) and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink as standard. Options include VW’s configurable Digital Cockpit instrument display, Nappa leather, front ventilated seats, a rear heated bench and more.
Based on the MQB architecture, the new VW Arteon features a wheelbase that’s longer by more than five inches wheelbase compared to the CC (111.9 inches over 106.7 inches), which translates into a roomier cabin.
The Arteon will be covered by VW’s transferrable People First Warranty that provides coverage for six years or 72,000 miles, whichever occurs first. VW will offer the new Arteon in SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels when it hits dealerships in the third quarter of 2018.