Volkswagen debuted a brand-new, sport-inspired midsize sedan at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Gran Turismo– which carries over the appearances of the Sport Coupe Concept GTE Volkswagen first shown in 2015– embraces the “four-door coupe” body style with a long hood and raked roofline. And it will use an effective engine to support those looks.
3 trims have been verified for the Arteon. The base trim will come standard with LED headlamps and taillights, keyless entry and start, an eight-speaker infotainment system with USB input, automated environment control, power-adjustable front seats, and a leather guiding wheel with paddle shifters (on DSG-equipped models).
The two higher-tier trims will receive 18-inch wheels, special outside accents, heated front seats, and leather and suede upholstery with contrast stitching. The Arteon R-Line will provide a more aggressive feel and look, with an unique steering wheel and bumpers. An Elegance trim will be concentrated on high-end and provide more chrome exterior trim pieces. Extra upgrades will include a head-up display and an all-new infotainment system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen interface and gesture control.
Volkswagen will also debut several security features in the 2019 Arteon. An updated adaptive cruise control system will instantly adjust travelling speed based on published speed limits. New adaptive headlamps will forecast upcoming curves and adjust direction accordingly. The brand-new Emergency Assist system will slow the car down and, if possible, steer on the shoulder ought to the chauffeur ended up being incapacitated.
The Arteon will have a somewhat longer wheelbase than the comparable size Passat yet have somewhat less total length thanks to brief front and rear overhangs. This must equate into a roomy front seat and excellent rear legroom (although four-door coupes generally don’t fare well when it concerns rear headroom).
A number of engine options are readily available, but not all of them will make the journey to U.S. coasts. A turbocharged 2.0-liter making 188 horsepower, powering the front wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated transmission, will certainly be used and will be really familiar to American clients. A more powerful 276-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, which will feature a seven-speed automated and all-wheel drive, will be used in Europe. There’s no word yet whether this hotter engine will be readily available in the United States, however if what you’re expecting is a proper child Audi A7 now may be the time to start a petition or e-mail project. No diesel choices will be offered in this country. U.S. fuel economy estimates have likewise not yet been released.
VW is calling it the Arteon but the variation due to reach the United States in mid-2018, as a 2019 model, will potentially be the CC when again. While the CC has never been a huge seller here, in the absence of the Phaeton it helps fill the essential flagship sedan function for VW.