Volkswagen Arteon

The all-new Volkswagen Arteon is a large family four-door sedan coming in early 2019. The Arteon will be available in front and all-wheel drive and in three trim levels. Early reviewers cite the Arteon's bold looks, ample interior space, and plentiful equipment as prime selling points. What does VW have to say about this upcoming release? Says Hinrich J. Woebcken, VW's CEO of the North American Region, "Arteon has the style and performance of a luxury Gran Turismo for about the price of a fully loaded midsize sedan."


What safety features are included on the Arteon?

Safety features for the Arteon include Volkswagen's patented Emergency Assist 2.0, which features adaptive cruise control, side assist, lane assist and park assist. The car also has a program that monitors whether the driver has touched the accelerator, brake or steering wheel for a pre-determined length of time and sends an alarm and then a distress signal. Other safety features include forward collision warning with emergency braking, a blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert.


Can you tell me a little bit about the entertainment and information features on the Arteon?

The Arteon will have a Dynaudio premium sound system, a digital cockpit with a high-resolution customizable display and Volkswagen's patented Car-Net App Connect that allows you to use your smartphone to connect with selected apps on a touchscreen display.


What are some of the interior features on the Arteon?

In addition to the entertainment and information options, the Arteon will feature three-zone automatic climate control, a driver massaging seat, stainless steel pedals, ventilated and heated front seats, optional leather seats, contrast stitching on seats and mats, a power-tilting panoramic sunroof and a push-button start. This vehicle is noted for its large interior cabin and comfortable seating.


What are some of the exterior features on the Arteon?

Outside, the new Arteon will have a sleek-sloping roofline and rear spoiler, 19" or 20" aluminum wheels, heated windshield wiper nozzles, a stylish chrome grille, LED taillights with indicators that build from inboard to outboard as they signal and auto-dimming LED headlamps. It will also sport frameless windows and pillarless doors.


What are some of the specs for the Arteon?

The Arteon will weigh 1,641 pounds and have a wheelbase of 112". The vehicle is expected to be 191" long, 74" wide and 57" high. It will have between 20 and 55 cubic feet of trunk space, depending on the model.


How much does the Arteon cost?

No price has been released for the Arteon, but industry experts expect the starting price to be around $35,000. Volkswagen offers a four year, 50,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on their vehicles.


What's are some unique features on the Arteon?

The Arteon will adaptive chassis control that allows you to choose the driving mode as well as Volkswagen's patented 4Motion all-wheel drive that automatically distributes the power between the front and rear wheels as needed.

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