Representatives of VW claimed that Arteon’s sales would be more in line with Beetle’s outbound than Tiguan or Atlas.
Is the Madness of Wolfsburg crazy to emphasize the shrinking luxury sedan market, while all the other producers are leaving it? Read below to discover the mystery of the Volkswagen Arteon 2019.
Some of the features of Arteon 2019
Arteon’s chassis clearly shows us that the company wanted to completely differentiate it from CC. The outgoing CC model was in essence a Passat with a lower roof and a more comfortable cab. While Arteon relies on an advanced MQB platform.
The chassis is 12.7 cm longer, the rear seatspace is 6.9 cm larger, and nearly double the load space.
Here’s another information for the four-door car: Arteon’s name derives from the Latin artem, which means “art”. In fact, the driving style justifies the $36,840 price.
What are the engine options?
But despite its generous style, some of CC’s elements have lost in Arteon. There is no longer the optional VR6 engine, which is replaced by the only option, a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine.
The modified engine from the Golf R produces 268 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, combined with the eight-speed transmission with convertible torque.
The original Arteon SE models are available in two configurations: the Active Front Tire Management System ($ 38,840) or all active tires ($ 38,640). These models feature standard leather-to-leather seats, unlatching, 18-inch wheels, things you would not get into a $ 26,190 beginner’s Passat.
SEL models with $ 40,990 (with active tires) or $ 42,790 (all active tires) come with features such as Nappa leather seat, panorama roof, 8-inch screen and cruise control.
All SEL Premium models have running system with all active tires, and $ 45,940. These include features such as: massage chair, Dynaudio 700 watt audio system, and a camera.
Modified more than the Passat, Arteon’s amortization, and 19-inch tires provide a more comfortable ride on the streets with the smallest irregularities. While in the 20-inch tires, the wheel feels more precise, offering greater chassis engagement.
Most Arteon models will be for urban and interurban trips. The large cubicle space, as well as the large load space of 0.8 cubic meters, make it the most usable in everyday life. The body similar to a hatchback adds a sense of usefulness.
Volkswagen points out that although the sedans market has fallen, it is still “big”. This market amounts to 4.25 million sales per year, more than the entire German market.