The very best premium automobiles turn our heads for more than one reason alone. They draw on our sense of nostalgia, on what we knew to be luxury in the decades before. We see them on the lot or driving by and recognize something in their look and feel and performance that we will always want. Great cars also make us look forward into the future. They take the next steps in performance and design, bringing us something we didn’t even know we wanted – but now that we’ve seen it, we have to drive it.
The Arteon was introduced by Volkswagen in 2019 for drivers who recognize the new and the classic ideas coming together to create a premium sedan that meets the needs and desires of drivers for many years to come. And it is coming at a price that defies the design and technology on display.
Under the hood of the new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is a 268-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission that cycles smoothly through the gears. Front-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels come standard, but drivers can upgrade to 4MOTION® all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels. As conditions change, available 4MOTION® distributes power between the front and rear wheels as needed to help optimize traction and stability. An adaptive suspension also comes standard and can adjust automatically to a particular driving style. Or drivers can manually set the suspension settings for Comfort, Normal, or Sport modes. The variable-ratio steering system provides a quick response to driver input at higher speeds. The XDS® Cross Differential System uses the brakes to help maintain power to the outside wheel and to improve cornering.
Inside, tech plays a major role in the 2019 Arteon. The available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit displays your information digitally in a high-resolution, customizable display. The display can offer a wider navigation view or be customized for the driver’s preferences. The Arteon can store up to four driver profiles, remembering your personalization preferences for a wide variety of different settings and systems. Additionally, the center console display features App-Connect and will mirror and sync a driver’s select apps on the high-resolution glass touchscreen display. The technology included throughout the driving experience in the Arteon is functional, as well as beautiful, and offers drivers the advantage of a superior driving experience supported by the information and entertainment that take the experience to the next level.
Safety is also a priority for Volkswagen drivers. Basic driver-assistance features such as automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring are standard. More advanced features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps are optional.
Volkswagen describes the 2019 Arteon as “Modern art you can really feel,” and all it takes is one look to know that’s the truth. Sleek lines that shout out “luxury” and a price that seems too good to be true means that the all-new Volkswagen Arteon sets a new standard for fastback sedans for years to come.