The model was presented at the Chicago Motor Show as the new flagship of the brand in the US market.
The company does not count on the great popularity of Volkswagen Arteon in the United States, the European premiere of which was held back in March 2017, but it has an important role – attracting attention to the brand. The model is based on the MQB platform and differs significantly from the Passat CC, which it replaced. By the way, the wheelbase Arteon is about 13 cm longer – 284 cm against 271 cm. And the Arteon has shorter overhangs, it is longer and wider, which pours into a more spacious interior.
Smooth streamlined lines of this fastback, which is Arteon, are highlighted by LED headlights (already in the base) and tail lights, a wide chrome radiator grille and frameless side windows. On the stern there is a pair of trapezoidal exhaust ports, and the chrome framed rear window and spoiler on the trunk lid give the car a truly premium look. Standard Arteon is equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, but also available 19-inch.
In the elegant interior VW Arteon combines high-tech “chips” with convenience and ease of use. The design of the salon uses premium materials and trapezoidal design elements. Front seats have sports seats with artificial leather upholstery on the landing site in standard equipment, but there are also optional with ventilation, driver’s with massage functions and memory settings, with nappa leather inserts and heated rear seats.
The standard equipment of the model includes access to the salon without a key and the engine start button, automatic three-zone climate control and infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect technology, also support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. For an additional fee, a digital Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is available, a Dynaudio premium audio system, a panoramic roof, the Easy Open and Close trunking system.
The model has a rich arsenal of auxiliary and security systems. The basic equipment includes a rear-view camera, a front-end collision warning system, an automatic emergency braking system, a blind zone monitoring system warning of a vehicle approaching from behind. Optionally available: adaptive cruise control, a warning system for driving beyond the limits of the band, a driving light control system, a parking assistant and a circular video review system.
In the United States, Arteon will be sold with a two-liter TSI turbo engine with a payback of 268 hp. and 350 Nm of torque combined with a front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 4Motion all-wheel drive system is available at an additional cost.
Sales Volkswagen Arteon 2019 model year in the US market will begin in the third quarter of this year. By the way, European sales of the model started in the spring of last year. And even recently it became known that the power range of Arteon will be supplemented with a six-cylinder VR6 with a power of over 600 hp.