VW Reveals Big Plans to Release the 2019 VW Arteon at CAS 2018
2019 Volkswagen Arteon Release Date announced 2018 Chicago Auto Show
Here at Kuhn Volkswagen, we knew we were saying goodbye to a good thing by losing the CC from our lineup, but was there to be a high-end replacement to sit about the 2018 VW Passat? Finally, a U.S. release date has been announced for the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. First seen in the U.S. at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, we’re happy to note a powerful engine, and variety of top-notch features. A price, however, has yet to be announced.
How is the 2019 VW Arteon different from the 2017 VW CC?
Without an exact price, it’s hard to tell if the Arteon will hold more appeal than the 2017 Volkswagen CC. We like to think it will, as it has already seen some success overseas. So what do you need to know?
First, the model does have similar design goals in its coupe-like appearance, but styling is much more aggressive. This is noteworthy not only in the wide, low stance, but the front end shows a chiseled good, wide chrome grille, sharp angles to the headlights and frameless side windows.
It’s not just looks that will draw your attention, as there are a variety of mechanical differences. The 2019 VW Arteon is built on the MQB platform, which was introduced with the Golf redesign. Under the hood, you’ll see the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that offers an astounding 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque – which is 68 full ponies over what we saw from the CC.
We’ve seen Volkswagen going back to its European pedigree on most of its new models, and the same can be said for the Arteon. Available features will include the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, Volkswagen digital cockpit, interior ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, Dynaudio premium audio system and even a massaging driver’s seat.
We don’t expect to see the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon to arrive in dealerships until fall 2018, but we’ll know more about trim levels at that time so stay tuned here at the Kuhn Volkswagen Blog.