The stylish inheritor to a Volkwsagen CC arrived stateside Thursday during a 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will go on sale in a tumble and reinstate a CC that’s aging fast from VW lots.
The Arteon advantages from economy of scale, particularly scalable design that underpins a Jetta, Golf, Atlas—even Audi’s TT. The Arteon adds some-more than 5 inches between a wheels compared to a CC, and pushes a wheels closer to a corners for a sportier shape.
While identifiable as a Volkswagen, a Arteon strays from a CC’s figure with bony sum around a sides and a clamshell hood that wipes shunt lines from a hood, matching to a Audi A5 Sportback. The similarities with Audi’s four-door coupe don’t finish there: a A5 and Arteon share scarcely matching wheelbases (111.2 and 111.9 inches) and their altogether mass should be scarcely a same during some-more than 3,700 pounds in bottom configuration.
Under a hood is a customary 2.0-liter turbo-4 that spins out 268 horsepower, that is 34 percent some-more energy than a effusive CC, corresponding to an 8-speed customary automatic. Other versions sole around a universe can be versed with VW’s 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, though a 8-speed in a U.S. speaks to a Arteon’s potency goal (for now) and VW’s settled goal to make a Arteon a grand tourer and not a opening fastback. Available all-wheel expostulate will positively assistance a Arteon carve a tighter line around corners, and customary adaptive dampers should make a many of a using gear. An R-based opening chronicle might be in a works, though VW execs are staying still for now.
With some-more space between a wheels, a Arteon should be exponentially some-more gentle than a CC, that lacked back chair room—particularly conduct space. Volkswagen pronounced a Arteon will be versed with 18-inch wheels as standard, with 19-inchers accessible in tip trims.
Inside, customary fake leather and dials give approach to nappa hides and VW’s digital instrument cluster in tip trims. Volkswagen hasn’t nonetheless announced pricing for a Arteon in a U.S., though it’s expected to start in a mid-$30,000s. For some-more coverage of a 2018 Chicago Auto Show, head to the dedicated hub.