"The Arteon is Volkswagen's brand shaper", the North American Region, Volkswagen CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken said. It is distinguished particularly by its graceful roofline and a character line running alongside the sides, which meet up at the rear spoiler on the trunk, as well as its front and rear LED lights, large chromed grille and frameless, chrome-contoured side windows.
Arteon is offered with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, though 19s are available. Premium materials throughout and trapezoidal design elements give the vehicle an upscale, yet modern feel.
Add to that a Dynaudio audi system, panoramic sunroof, power (open and close) trunk as well as a host of drive assist technologies like automatic emergency braking, and you have yourself an inviting and relaxing luxury vehicle. Arteon comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control and heated leatherette-wrapped thrones for your rump's pleasure.
The Arteon's technology offerings extend beyond the cabin to include a comprehensive suite of available driver assistance technology. Those seeking an extra layer of safety can option their Arteon with adaptive cruise control (which works in stop-and-go traffic), lane departure warning with assist, high beam control, Park Assist with Park Distance Control, and a 360-degree camera system.
When it eventually arrives at dealerships towards the end of the year, the 2019 Arteon will come with only one engine that's been specifically tailored to American demands, and that's a 2.0-liter TSI turbo.
Pricing for the 2019 Arteon was not released. The power is taken to the front wheels via a standard eight-speed automatic transmission; 4Motion® all-wheel drive is available on every trim level.
The Arteon, expected in US showrooms in the third quarter of 2018, has a strong, wide stance.