The Volkswagen CC, which debuted back in 2008, has a pleasing blend of style, refinement, and performance, offering an entry-level luxury car at a price that is much lower than the marque luxury brands. The production of the CC ended in 2017. However, Volkswagen has a replacement for the CC — the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, which will go on sale in the fall of 2018.
[Update: Volkswagen is delaying the release of the 2019 VW Arteon. It’s now expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2019.]
Design Highlights of the Volkswagen Arteon
The Volkswagen Arteon is slightly larger than the CC, with a wheelbase that is 5-inches longer, as well as a greater overall length and width. This creates more room for both people and cargo. The Arteon boasts a sportier design as well, with athletic proportions and curved contours. Exterior design highlights include the wide chrome grille, LED headlights and taillights, aluminum-alloy wheels, rear decklid spoiler, chrome window surrounds, and frameless side windows.
The cabin of the Arteon is very luxurious, with high-quality materials and a meticulous attention to detail. Standard interior features include heated front seats, leatherette seating, the three-zone Climatronic automatic climate control system, and the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The panoramic sunroof, massaging driver’s seat, are ventilated front seats are optional.
Performance Features in the Volkswagen Arteon
The 2019 Arteon delivers an impressive driving experience, especially with the state-of-the-art 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine, which generates 268-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. All Arteon models come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the available 4Motion all-wheel drive system provides all-weather traction. Also, the Arteon offers many available driver assistance features, including Parking Steering Assistant, an Overhead View Camera, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will be available in the fall of 2018. If you live in the West Los Angeles-area and would like to submit a pre-order for the all-new Arteon, then feel free to contact us at Volkswagen of Santa Monica!