2019 VW Arteon Four-Door “Coupe”: Every Photo And Full Details Of U.S. Model

Volkswagen’s all-new 2019 Arteon reaches U.S. dealerships this month, giving the automaker a good excuse to release a big photo gallery and more details on the CC‘s successor.

The new photos allow us to spot the differences between the three trim levels: SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. The base SE grade (starting from $35,845) doesn’t look like an entry-level model as it comes with standard LED headlights, DRLs, and taillights, as well as 18-inch alloys.

SEL models (from $39,995) add LED headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and panoramic sunroof, while SEL Premium (from $44,945) comes equipped with 19-inch alloys. The optional R-Line packs offer either 19- or 20-inch wheel upgrades, in addition to many sportier design elements such as the front bumper, R-Line air inlets, and a gloss black rear spoiler.

2019 VW Arteon SE

Inside, the 2019 Arteon SE offers plenty of standard kit such as 60:40 rear seats, three-zone Climatronic automatic climate control, heated, 12-way power seats in leatherette, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Composition Media infotainment system with 8.0-inch glass-covered touchscreen, and more.

SEL models add Nappa leather seats with memory setting for the driver, while SEL Premium models feature ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a massaging function for the driver. The range-topping Arteon also features a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, 700-watt Dynaudio sound system with 13 channels and 12 speakers, 8.0-inch Discover Media infotainment system with navigation, and 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.

2019 VW Arteon SEL Premium

The optional R-Line package adds stuff such as a black headliner, stainless-steel sport pedal covers, stainless-steel door sills with the R-Line logo, contrast stitching on the steering wheel and shift knob, paddle shifters, and metallic decor pieces.

Regardless of the trim level, there is a single powertrain choice for the 2019 Arteon in the United States. That’s a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 268 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. A standard eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels though 4Motion all-wheel drive is available on SE and SEL models and standard on SEL Premium. All models come fitted as standard with the DCC adaptive damping system and XDS® cross-differential lock at the front and rear.

EPA-estimated fuel economy for FWD models is 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway/25 mpg combined. AWD models are rated at 20/27/23 mpg.

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  • Mike anonymous

    This is by far the coolest production vehicle (available to most/all of VWs main markets) that VW makes. … (apart from maybe the Golf of course).

    Its’ amazing that simply a few years ago, this was a concept vehicle that no one really believed VW would or could make (first image set), and now we have a nearly spot on production version of the vehicle (second image set). While I am not here to ‘praise‘ VW, I do think that the effort is commendable. I Like it… Now if only the US could get that new Touareg too.

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    • Bash

      I’m hundred percent in agreement with you mate. This looks gorgeous, and perhaps you can even say it’s a poors’ man Audi, they could also make a two doors version of it; you know for a real coupe. Now I know the market it tough and coupes may not be the hot cake for enough people, but I bet the two doors version of it will look amazing.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Two doors….*sigh*

    • Kagan

      This has been out for some years now!

    • OdysseyTag

      Man, they did a good job with its transition from concept to production. Never noticed till you pointed it out.

    • diesel_vdub

      If only we could get the full glass roof, I’d take that over a pano sunroof.

    • europeon

      It’s really underwhelming in real life.

    • Matt

      The production version would have been designed before the concept in all likelihood.

  • Vanishing Boy

    No amber rear turn signals…

    • Able

      The US tailights appear identical to the rest of the world from these pictures?

      • Vanishing Boy

        ‘Appear’ is different from functional. I bet when you use your turn signal, the only things that will light up are ONLY the brake lights. No yellow/amber lights will be used, like most VW, Audi, BMW, & MBZ models!

    • Przemix

      It has amber dynamic rear turn signals

  • charlotteharry57

    As per the sales figs that VW released today, they sold 78 in April. Probably pre-orders. I love it, except for (just like in the Passat) the unacceptably low infotainment screen.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It looks better there than stuck on top the dashboard like an afterthought.

      • erly5

        But on top of the dash is so much safer than positioning it down at your knees!

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          No where is safe when your eyes are off the road to locate a touch screen.

  • Kyle Newberry

    Personally why buy this over a Stinger?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Personal choice.

    • ErnieB

      Some folks, for some reason, dislike anything Kia puts out.. It’s the perception that you are dirt poor driving a Kia or something.. The Stinger is so awesome though that you forget its a Kia. I think Kia should just make the Stinger name a brand of it’s own— and create a fancier logo like Hyundai did with Genesis.. I see people all the time getting rid of the Kia badges.. It’s like the Scarlet letter for some reason..

      • Enter Ranting

        People’s attitudes toward Kia are strange. Kia started out making cheap little econoboxes and in a relatively short amount of time have vastly increased the number of cars they sell. And those cars are not only great looking, their quality is on par or better than that of their competitors. Performance wise, the Stinger is a credible alternative to a BMW 3 Series. Kia is driven to constantly improve. The big three German brands seem to be resting on their laurels.

  • BlackPegasus

    The interior remains the weakest component to this design. I’d take the Kia Stinger.

  • Great looking car, with an interior that does not keep the same pace as its exterior.

  • Lucius

    Just priced one, essentially getting a Honda Accord 2.0 Touring …but paying $10,000 more for all wheel drive and a hatchback. I’ll pass.

  • Aeromann

    Please don’t call this a coupe!

  • KRogers86

    The exterior looks really good. I just wonder why they didn’t even bother designing an original interior for the Arteon rather than use the same one from the 2014 European Passat — it’s really starting to look dated.

    • Agree. This is just pure VW – lazy. There’s no excuse for dropping in the interior of another car unless the cost saving is passed on to the consumer. Clearly not the case here. Shame as externally its a great looking car.

  • VW HAS BEEN SHOWING US THIS CAR FOR SO LONG IT’S TIME FOR A REFRESH.

    • ErnieB

      I agree.. though still looks good I thought it went on sale like 3 years ago..

      • YEAH IT’S A GOOD LOOKING CAR BUT LIKE YOU EVERY TIME I SEE AN ARTICLE I’M SURPRISED THEY’RE STILL NOT FOR SALE HERE.

  • Nordschleife

    I almost thought they gave up on bringing the car to the US. I do like this but I do wish it had a more distinct interior. But it it was my next ride, i wouldn’t be disappointed.

  • Astonman

    They brought a few of these to chauffeur executives at Pebble Beach last year and they caught my attention. They look great.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    Absolutely stunning exterior design. Especially in R-Line trim with 20” wheels. The interior is not fitting of a car that can hit $45k.

    I think this car is priced $5k too high across the board.

  • Enter Ranting

    It’s awkward and cheap looking.

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