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Whether you’re a Volkswagen faithful or new to the VW model mix, the new 2019 VW Arteon five-passenger, four-door coupe could prove to be just what you’re looking for in your next vehicle. As VW shuts down production of their CC model, the sporty Arteon is poised to take its place in the entry luxury lineup closer to the summer of 2018. Here is what we know now.
The VW Arteon: More Than a Coupe, More Than a Sedan
Right out the gate, you’ll notice quite a departure from the typical VW design. This car is sleek, fluid, and manages to look futuristic without being over-the-top. A wide front fascia almost entirely covers the front of the Arteon, with seamlessly integrated wide headlights. It also features a low hood with defined contours and lines that extend all the way to the back.
Expect a slightly wider wheelbase than the CC or Passat, with a dynamic 111.7 inches of turn-hugging ability. Some designs also show an optional glass roof for several models.
Finally, wheel configurations let you stylize the Arteon with either 18-inch wheels with front-wheel drive or 19-inch wheels with all-wheel drive.
As an entry-level luxury vehicle, the Arteon has a blend of high-end features and comfortability. In addition to a roomy interior, the Arteon has a wide-berth for trunk space from its quasi Kamm-tail hatchback, diamond quilted-design cloth seating surfaces, and a sleek dashboard.
Standard Arteon Power, Performance, and Technology Features
The 2019 VW Arteon will have the cutting edge technology and safety features that you’d expect in a higher-end Volkswagen. The Arteon comes with a 2.0-liter eight-speed automatic engine with a turbocharged 268 horsepower capacity.
The SEL and Executive trims will also come equipped with the VW Digital Cockpit, a 12.3-inch high-resolution navigation feature behind the steering wheel that displays everything from a virtual speedometer, to driver assistance information, customizable settings, and navigation features. The Digital Cockpit is different than the standard 8.0-inch infotainment system with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capabilities, and more.
Each model will also feature VW’s Dynamic Chassis Control, giving drivers the option to choose between Comfort, Normal, and Sport virtual settings for greater control and power settings.
Expect more features to emerge as the undetermined release date approaches. Prices are estimated to reach the mid-$30,000 market.