Is the Volkswagen Arteon Being Released in the U.S.?
Top 3 highlights of the 2019 VW Arteon from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
An official release date for the 2019 VW Arteon has just been announced at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, with it revealed that the new upscale sedan will be coming to dealerships across the country in fall, 2018. You probably already know that the CC is gone from the lineup, which means a vehicle sized above the Passat has been missing for the 2018 model year. Not to worry, because there will be no such gab in 2019. Here are what we consider the top 3 highlights of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon.
Engine specs for the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
When it comes to any vehicle, the top highlight will always be performance. You’ll recall the VW CC had a 200-horsepower engine. The Arteon will be even more potent with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that offers up 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. To keep things efficient, and engine revs low, the engine will also have a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
If we’ve noticed anything about today’s consumers, it’s that rear-wheel drive is almost dead (except in the sportiest models where practicality isn’t the name of the game) and front-wheel drive is, well, a compromise. The Volkswagen Arteon will be available with standard front-wheel drive, but those who prefer the maneuverability of AWD will not have to look elsewhere. The Arteon will offer the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
Impressive standard features
It seems VW is going full premium on this new model, with SE, SEL and SEL Premium trims to be released. Typically, we see an S trim to start, which suggests to us that Volkswagen doesn’t intend to offer a stripped-down model. What this means to you is that you’ll see standard features that include LED headlights, DCC damping (typically only seen on the Golf R), automatic emergency braking, a blind spot monitor, keyless entry with push-button start and much more.
Curious about the 2019 VW Arteon? We hope to know more about pricing and trim levels closer to the release date, so stay tuned here at the Brandon Volkswagen Blog.