Roughly two years after its launch in Europe, the Volkswagen Arteon is finally available in the United States.
By now, chances are you saw many reviews of the Euro-spec model but none involving the 2019 Arteon in U.S. specification. That changes today as we bring you one of the first reviews of America’s Arteon.
Redline Reviews took VW’s new flagship sedan (technically a five-door fastback) to the test to find out if indeed it is a more upscale successor to the CC as the automaker describes it. Both from the outside and the inside, the 2019 Arteon really looks like a major departure from the CC. While the CC was a glorified Passat, the Arteon is a bit more than that.
Yes, it shares the MQB platform with the Euro-spec Passat but it has a longer wheelbase (2,842 mm/111.8 in versus 2,791 mm/109.9 in) for more comfort and interior room, as well as better quality materials. Actually, the reviewer goes as far as comparing the Arteon’s interior with the cabin of an Audi.
Furthermore, the review sees the Arteon as a budget Audi A7 Sportback, though it’s actually an alternative for the A5 Sportback. While the Arteon starts at just under $36,000, the A5 Sportback is priced from $44,200 — despite the fact that it comes with a 248 hp engine as opposed to the VW’s 268 hp unit.
Check out the following video to learn everything you need to know about Volkswagen USA’s new flagship — in most other markets, the Touareg is the range-topper, while in China the Phideon holds that title.