Volkswagen Arteon Makes US Debut in the Windy City

Volkswagen Arteon Makes US Debut in the Windy City

Volkswagen Arteon Makes US Debut in the Windy City

"Arteon has the style and performance of a luxury Gran Turismo for about the price of a fully loaded midsize sedan".

Based on the MQB platform, the 2019 Arteon continues the four-door coupe look from the CC, but now features a sleek liftback design, like the Kia Stinger. But you won't confuse those products from a visual standpoint. Arteon's wheelbase is more than 5 inches longer than the CC-111.9 inches compared to 106.7 inches-and is paired with shorter overhangs for more dynamic proportions. Along with the sloping roof it gets a broad and muscular stance.

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Eye-catching exterior details include a grille that stretches across the width of the sedan's front, curved full LED units, chrome accents, and a "sizeable rear hatch with integrated spoiler". The 2017 VW CC starts at just above $35,000, including destination.

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. Arteon comes standard with tri-zone automatic climate control and heated leatherette-wrapped thrones for your rump's pleasure. There is, in fact, an emphasis on technology, with an optional, reconfigurable "virtual" instrument cluster. A rearview camera is standard, along with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. 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.

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Arteon will be motivated by VW's familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, hear making 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power is managed exclusively by an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is available on each of the three trim levels: SE, SEL, and SEL Premium.

To address a lingering reputation for costly maintenance, VW will offer Arteon with a standard six-year/72,000-mile People First Warranty.

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